Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s that time of the month again where I head over to my friend Ashley’s blog, Spoonful of Flavor, and share something tasty not only with you, but with her readers as well. Since St. Patrick’s Day is nearing and you are all excited about four leaf clovers, rainbows with pots of gold at the end, corned beef, beer, potatoes, and all things green, I thought I better share a recipe to add to the excitement! So here you have it, Pistachio Green Tea Cupcakes with Matcha Cream Cheese Frosting!
These cupcakes are a healthier replica of the ones my mom used to make my sister and I every St. Patrick’s Day. Those cupcakes used boxed pistachio pudding mix, and I’m not gonna lie, I love the stuff. However, I knew there had to be a better alternative, hence, green tea powder or matcha. Not only does the green tea turn the cupcakes a natural lovely shade of green, but it also adds a delicious green tea flavor. Pair it with chopped pistachios, vanilla and almond extract, and you have one tasty cupcake! Don’t even get me started on the matcha cream cheese frosting, I ate so much I nearly made myself sick! If you are looking for the perfect dessert to make for St. Patrick’s Day then head on over to Spoonful of Flavor and grab the recipe for these Pistachio Green Tea Cupcakes with Matcha Cream Cheese Frosting!
Elsa Maria Tavarez says
I would love to try these recepies
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
I’ve never had Matcha, but I am sure my Matcha loving friends will love this!
Justine | Cooking and Beer says
Uhhhhhhhhhhh yuuummmmmm! I love every single flavor in these cupcakes. I’m pretty sure I should buy stock in matcha and I just stocked up on green tea ice cream! You know the way to my heart. Heading over to get the recipe now!
Thanks pretty lady! Ummm did you say you stocked up on green tea ice cream? Save me some to try next week!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
Thank you so much for sharing this creative recipe! I love that you made green cupcakes with matcha powder and pistachios. Two of my favorite flavors in one cupcake is genius!
Thanks for having me again Ashley! I’m so glad you like the cupcakes, I wish I could bring you a plate of them!
Abby @ The Frosted Vegan says
These are so so pretty! Isn’t it funny how things from your childhood like using box mixes just take you back to a different time? Although, by the looks of that icing I would so just spoon the frosting right into my mouth, minus the cake!
Thanks Abby! Many spoonfuls of frosting ended up in my mouth before making it to the cupcakes…the one downside or should I say upside to baking! ;-)
Stephanie @ Year-Round Giving says
Wow these are beautiful. I love the boxed pudding too but this recipe is worth chucking the box.
Thanks Stephanie! The boxed pudding will always have a spot in my heart, but these were a great alternative!