10 February 2012

Chocolate pistachio cupcakes

Originally these cupcakes  have  a buttercream  over them,but when I was making I think chocolate and pistacho would be nice! So I melted chocolate and garnish with pistachos and some little things:)Of course they have pistachos inside too!

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120 grs, butter softed
160 grs. caster sugar
2 eggs
250 grs. self raising flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 tablespoon of milk
50 grs. chopped pistachios


3 squares chocolate melted
30 grs chopped pistachios
some flowers or mint leaves


Preheat the oven to 180°c . Line a 12 hole muffins with cases.

Sift the flour and baking powder together in a large, clean bowl and set aside.

.In a separate large, clean bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. .

Fold in half the sifted flour, then the milk, then the rest of the flour, gently folding well to combine after each addition.
.Gently fold in the pistachios.

Spoon the cupcake mixture into the cupcake cases and bake for 18-20 mins or until a cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
 Remove the cupcakes from the oven and place on wire racks to cool completely.

Melted the chocolate in a little pan over water (to bain marie)
and with this bain the cupcakes, add some chopped pistachios and garnish how you like.

print recipe here


Cupcakes con chocolate y pistachios

Estos cupcakes originalmente llevaban un frosting de mantequilla y azúcar pero lo cambié por un baño de chocolate y pistachos.
Y me gustó como quedó porque el pistachio queda muy bueno con el chocolate.
En todo caso si les gustan los frostings pueden cambiar la receta


120 grs. de mantequilla suavizada
160 grs. de azúcar glass
2 huevos
250 grs. harina con polos de hornear
1 cucharadita de polvos de hornear
2 cucharadas de leche
50 grs. de pistachios picados fino

Para el baño de chocolate

3 cuadrados de chocolate (semi dulce) derretido
a baño maría
30 grs. de pistachios picados
algunas flores o mentas para adornar


Precalentar el horno a 180 ° c, Preparar un molde para muffins
con cápsulas de papel.

Mezclar la harina con los polvos de hornear.
Aparte en otro bol colocar la mantequilla


  1. They are so Pretty; chocolate and pistachios...it has to be GOOD!

  2. I'll just take the pistachios! Those are my favorite.

  3. OK Rita you are the first, so I send you a kiss:) (lol) thanks dear, gloria

  4. Only the pistachos? humm well is ok a big kiss to you too!:)

  5. Gloria, they're gorgeous! And I bet delicious too. I just had a bag of pistachios here, love them, but never thought of doing this with them. It's a must try!

  6. Thanks Pam I think you would enjoy this recipe!!

  7. Gloria, these cupcakes look so beautiful and delicious!


  8. They look so pretty, you have done a fantastic job. Bet they taste as good as they look. Diane

  9. complimenti passare da te è sempre una gioia prepari sempre cose fantastiche


  11. OH Gloria de mi alma!!!...asi mejor!!, muchiiiisimo mejor!!!!!..me gusta más el chocolate y los pistachos...porque la verdad es que los frostings no me van demasiado sabes?
    te quedaron tan bonitos!!!! :) te dire que al ver los de ceramica por un momento pensé que eran de verdad ;P estoy fatalllllllll!!!!!
    Cariños mi linda amiga!!!!

  12. irresistibiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!Baci!

  13. You always make everything looks so gorgeous Gloria and I just know they will taste wonderful too. Love pistachios.

  14. This looks wonderful, and I heard pistachios are healthy! But I'm looking at the chocolate, yum!

  15. tes cupcakes sont très beaux et bien appétissants, j'adore
    bonne soirée

  16. I would love these cupcakes!!!

  17. cute luking cup cakes....done wonderfully....superb

  18. Oh yummy! I love pstachios! I bet these are delicious! I love those little dotted mushrooms, too...so cute!

    And your cupcake salt and pepper shakers...haha...how fun!

    Looks amazing, Gloria! Wish I was there for a swim and dessert! :)

  19. these look amazing! I love chocolate and pistachios. Great twist!

  20. Pretty, delicious and the rose on top makes them perfect for Valentine's Day!

  21. Tes cupcakes sont magnifiques.
    Très réussis.
    Je voudrai faire plus de cuisine palestinienne mais on en trouve peu.
    Un peuple qui n'est pas encore prêt de vivre en paix.
    A très bientôt

  22. Beautiful cup cake and love the glace and the flower on top.

  23. I love pistachio's!!! These look wonderful!

  24. Wow! Lovely cupcakes! Chocolate & pistachio make super combo! Well done again Gloria! :)

  25. Wow they look amazing. You can open a patisserie shop!

  26. Pero que belleza de cupcakes! de solo ver el chocolate con los pistaccios se me hace agua la boca!!!

  27. wat a lovely presentation...These looks wonderful!great clicks.......

  28. Oh, look at your cute salt and pepper shakers! And your cupcakes look marvelous! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, too...hope your dad is doing well~

  29. Mmmmmmmmmmmm that is lovely!

  30. first time at your blog - you have a wonderful space - i can spen a lot of my time here.

    love the mousse and the cup cakes cherry kisses :0)

  31. I love pistachio too. Chocolate is a great addition. I just want to gobble them up. Thanks for sharing.

  32. I love the green pistachios against the dark chocolate!

  33. Dear Gloria, These cupcakes are so pretty!!! They really are adorable. I would love one with a nice cup of coffee. Blessings my dear, Catherine xo

  34. Oh these cupcakes look gorgeous Gloria.
    Happy to follow u. Do link this to my ongoing event
    My culinary Trial room
    Ongoing event - Love n Chocolate Fest

  35. I love the cupcake and the pistachios. The combination sounds delicious.

  36. Que preciosos cupcakes!! me encanta el baño de chocolate y pistachos ¡que rico!. Feliz fin de semana, besos.

  37. wow, do you bake every day Gloria? i like those little mushrooms :-) happy week end :-))

  38. Grazie Giovanna, baci

    Thanks a lot Santosh, xgloria

    Thanks Bonnie, gloria

    Gracias Juani en realidad esa mezcla de mantequilla y azúcar no e smuy buena es pesada lo que pasa es que son má sbonitos:)

    Grazie Federica mia, baci

  39. Thanks Choclette, gloria

    Thanks Christine the pistachios are really nice!!

    Merci beaucoup Fimere, bizzz gloria

    Thanks a lot Pam:)

    Thanks Faseela:)

    Thanks Whats for dessert!

  40. this one is all about presentation for me...the tops are lovely...great contrasts in the colors and textures...

  41. Thanks a lot Betsy, a dear I was sure you would like the peppers and salt shakers, I think are nice, some of my friends when saw the pictures think are really! I bought for Christmas!

    Thanks a lot Janet! xx

  42. Thanks so much Brian, love roses especially the liottles, and are tasty too (lol)

  43. Thanks Barbara, x gloria

    Mervi beaucoup Nadjo, oui plaestinienne est un peuple pret vivevre en paix, je aime les palestinienne Nadji, a bientot

    Thanks Happy cook, gloria

    Thanks Rebecca me too:))

  44. Thanks Lostianausten, gloria

    Thanks Alida:)

    Ah Karin tú si que haces cosas preciosa, como la torta de tu hijo, maravillosa:)

    Thanks veronica!

    That is I like of the pistachios betsy the green(lol)

  45. I just love pistachios and these look fantastic! <3

  46. Thanks Maha!
    Thanks Catherine!
    Thanks Lizzy! I love these shakers too, ha!

    Thanks Baur!
    Thanks Vimitha, I linked!

    Thanks dear:)
    Gracias Rosana, besos
    Only some days Birdie (lol) and really if you look I post only twice at week!

    Thanks Brownie girl!

  47. oMG Ree Is a pleasure to see you and your baby (lol) blessings dear:)

  48. This would be a great thing to make with family over

  49. I like nutty cupcakes topped with melted chocolates. Pistachios are yummy. Gloria, have you made any pistachios ice cream before? I tried the first time when I visited Turkey, it was awesome!! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

    1. Thanks Corine I hope make in the future (pistachio Ice cream) Is absolutely nice!

  50. These look amazing! Do you want to link it up to #chocolatelove? http://themorethanoccasionalbaker.blogspot.com/2012/02/chocolatelove-chocolate-malteser.html

    1. Course I want Baking addict I go with my cupcakes there (lol)thanks

  51. Great job on decorating the cupcakes! Very pretty. I love that the recipe is simple and unpretentious - to me this can be the key to baking. Looks great!

  52. Hi There!
    I'd love it if you come to my blog and enter this in my linky party, called A Themed Baker's Sundy where the theme is Cupcakes!
    Hope to see you there!
    Cupcake Apothecary

  53. These look sooo tempting...for a chocoholic like me...happy to follow u for more exciting recipes.

  54. Beautiful! I love the li'l mushrooms. Are they marzipan?


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