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Dried Cherry and Pistachio Cupcakes

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Dried Cherry and Pistachio Cupcakes
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 24
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Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ cake mix and frosting come together in these delicious cupcakes that are garnished with cherries and nuts – a perfect dessert to treat a crowd.
Updated Aug 20, 2012

Ingredients

Cupcakes

Frosting

Garnish

  • 3/4 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachio nuts
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and egg whites on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Beat in cream cheese until blended. In small bowl, toss 1 cup cherries and 1/2 cup nuts with flour; stir into batter. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.
  • 3
    Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Frost cupcakes with vanilla frosting. Garnish with 3/4 cup cherries and 1/2 cup nuts.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Substitute 1 box white cake mix for the yellow cupcakes. Make cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes except—use 1 1/4 cups water, 1/3 cup oil and 4 egg whites and beat in 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened. Toss 1 cup chopped dried cherries and 1/2 cup chopped pistachio nuts with 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour; stir into batter. Bake 20 to 24 minutes. Cool as directed on box. For the frosting, substitute 1 container vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting. Garnish as directed in recipe.
  • tip 2
    Bake these cupcakes, but don’t frost them. Place in an airtight container and freeze. A few hours before serving, remove them from the freezer, frost and decorate.

Nutrition

370 Calories, 13g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 60g Total Carbohydrate, 47g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
160mg
7%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
60g
20%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
47g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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