Monday, April 25, 2011

Mini Easter Cupcakes

By: Jill

These cupcakes are a mini-version of cupcakes that were first introduced to me by my sister-in-law Angela. She made them for a New Years Eve party and I was hooked - although not instantly. I insisted that I "did not like pistachio", but after one bite I did a complete reversal and have been obsessed ever since!

The recipe I choose was from SparkRecipes. It uses the dry Jello-O as an ingredient.

With only a few other ingredients, these cupcakes are tasty and quick to make.

I decided to make these cupcakes "mini" for Easter because I wanted something that was easy to eat amongst a bunch of other desserts. The recipe gave me about 50 mini-cupcakes, which was the perfect amount for the two different stops I had on Easter.

The frosting I used was a marscapone/whipped cream frosting.

It was an extremely light frosting, with only a small amount of sugar and vanilla added to the whipping cream and marscapone.

After piping the frosting, I added one chocolate chip to the top.

The mini-cupcakes were so cute and everyone at Easter loved them! I can't thank Angela enough for introducing me to this wonderful combination flavors.


  1. Oooh could you please post this recipe!!!!

  2. No problem Sarah! I just realized I forgot the hyperlink to the recipe on the post! I fixed it but here is the recipe as well.

    The frosting recipe was :
    12 ounces of marscapone
    1 1/2 cups of cold heavy whipping cream
    3 tablespoons of sugar
    1 tablespoon on vanilla

    Whip them all together until peaks form (but don't overwhip).

  3. I'm just happy I could introduce you to the wonderful world of pistachio! LOL! These came out super cute and the frosting you did sounds awesome.