These pistachio cupcakes are definitely on my “Top 3” cupcake list! The cakes are so moist, so light, and so delicious! I can’t even begin explaining how well it pairs with the Whipped Vanilla Frosting; it’s so good you’ll even want to lick your fingers, so no crumb or frosting is wasted.

PISTACHIO CUPCAKES

  • 1 CUP (235 G) UNSALTED BUTTER, ROOM TEMPERATURE
  • 1 1/4 CUPS (250 G) GRANULATED SUGAR
  • 2 1/2 CUPS (235 G) PISTACHIO FLOUR
  • 1/2 CUP + 1 TABLESPOON (75 G) RICE FLOUR
  • 5 LARGE EGGS, ROOM TEMPERATURE
  • ⅓ CUP (80 ML) HEAVY CREAM, ROOM TEMPERATURE
  • 1-2 TEASPOONS VANILLA BEAN PASTE OR VANILLA EXTRACT

FROSTING

  • Vanilla Frosting, get the recipe here.

preparation

  •  Preheat oven to 325F°(160C°). Line one or two muffin pans with 16 paper liners. 
  • Add the pistachio flour and rice flour in a large bowl,  and whisk to combine.
  • In a standing mixer bowl cream, the butter on low-medium speed until is fluffy and white. ( about 5 minutes)
  • Add the sugar and mix for a few minutes more.
  • Stopp to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed with a silicon spatula.
  • Add 3 eggs and beat on low speed until just combined, no longer than 30 seconds.
  •  Scrape down the bowl again and add the remaining eggs, flour, heavy cream and vanilla bean paste.
  • Mix on low speed until just combined, no longer than 30 seconds.
  • Scoop the batter into cupcake liners about 3/4 full.
  • Bake in the middle oven rack, 20-30 minutes.
  • The time depends on your oven and the size of the cupcake liners. ( mine took 20 minutes to bake)
  • Check with a cake tester, if it comes out clean, the cupcakes are ready.
  •  Immediately remove the cupcakes from the pans and let them cool completely on wire racks.
  • Make the Vanilla Frosting, get the recipe here.
  • Place the vanilla Frosting in a piping bag fitted with a tip of your choice, and frost the cooled cupcakes.
  • Pipe 2-3 swirls on each cooled cupcake.
  • Store the cupcakes,( without the frosting)loosely covered at room temperature for up to 2 days.
  • Enjoy.

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Step by Step ( video coming soon)

 

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