A Little Green

Ha! After coming across all snooty about pudding mix and Cool Whip desserts, I’m back with pudding mix, Cool Whip, *and* cake mix! ;-)

I’ve never been fond of the traditional St. Patrick’s corned beef and cabbage, green-dyed foods, or the drunken rowdiness that is typically associated with the celebrations. It’s also my birthday, but we didn’t celebrate when I was a kid and, by the time I did begin to celebrate my birthday, it typically fell during the week of spring break so my college mates weren’t around. I usually eat Chinese food and yesterday we had carry out for lunch — pot stickers and sesame chicken — YUM!! The kids, however, think it’s great fun to do silly things like have green cake. So I made green cupcakes.

There are several recipes out there for making a green cake with cake mix and pistachio pudding mix — some use club soda, some use different amounts of eggs, some use sour cream — so after reading a few of them I came up with this one.

Green Cake

1 box white cake mix
1 pkg pistachio pudding mix
1/2 c. oil
1 c. plain or vanilla yogurt
1 tsp. almond extract
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Mix all ingredients. Pour into prepared pan or paper lined cupcake tins. I made mini-cupcakes and baked them about 15 minutes.

Frosting:
1 pkg pistachio pudding mix
1 c. milk
1 – 8 oz container Cool Whip

Stir together ingredients and allow to thicken. Spread over cupcakes. Top with pistachios, if desired.

One Response

  1. Happy Birthday! lovely cupcakes!

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