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Pot of Gold Cupcakes {Pistachio}

  • Author: Deals to Meals
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cupcakes 1x


These pistachio cupcakes are not only festive, but they are delicious! Your kids will love decorating them and celebrating the St. Patrick’s Day weekend with this fun & delicious rainbow treat. 


  • CAKE:
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) box instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup water or lemon lime soda
  • 1 cup oil
  • 68 drops green food coloring
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • Dash of salt
  • Blue food coloring (for ‘sky’ on cupcakes)
  • ¼½ cup milk
  • 1 lb.-1 ½ lb. powdered sugar
  • Skittles
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Junior mints
  • Gold sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick spray. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, 1 box of instant pudding mix, eggs, soda, oil, and green food coloring and mix with electric mixer on medium speed for about 3 minutes. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Bake for about 25 -30 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean to indicate the cake is done. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  2. For the Frosting:  In a bowl, and with an electric mixer, blend the butter until smooth. Add the vanilla, salt, food coloring and milk and continue to blend. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time and continue to whisk until frosting is light and fluffy and the consistency you would like.
  3. Decorate the cupcake to look like a rainbow with a pot of gold at the bottom. Use skittles for the rainbow, marshmallows for the clouds, junior mint for the pot, gold sprinkles for the gold. You can add 4 green skittles as the shamrocks. 


The yellow cake mix can be switched out for a white cake mix. If you don’t like the flavor of pistachio, you can just add green food coloring and a vanilla pudding. 

  • Category: Dessert

Keywords: St. Patrick's Day, Cupcakes, Dessert, Holidays, Rainbow Cupcakes, Spring

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