#70: St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Yogurt Cupcakes

In September, I started a cupcake adventure. If you haven't read about it yet, you can do so here. ***

I guess I can bake faster than I can blog! That said, here are the shots from the cupcakes I made for St. Patrick's Day.

The dry ingredients are the typical ones you've likely come to expect: flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder.

01dry

And, naturally, the batter starts by creaming together these two studs: butter and brown sugar.

02buttersug

Mmmm.

03cream

Perhaps the name of this post gave you a clue as to what else comprises the batter: pistachios!

04pistachios

No St. Patrick's Day treat would be complete without green dye!

05dye

To round out the batter, I alternated adding sour cream and the dry ingredients from the first photo.

06wetdry

...and then the chopped pistachios.

07nutbatter

Yummy!

08batter

Then, the suckers were baked until brown around the edges.

09baked

To make the icing, I started by melting a little bit of butter and water.

10meltbutter

Next came the powdered sugar.

11powsug

And, naturally, more green dye and some vanilla extract.

12dyevan

Green, green, green.

13icing

Here's the final product as a group:

14iced

...Better make sure these taste good.

15single

Um, YUP! They sure do!

Sláinte!