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Dried Cherry and Pistachio Cupcakes

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Dried Cherry and Pistachio Cupcakes
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 24
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Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix and frosting come together in these delicious cupcakes that are garnished with cherries and nuts – a perfect dessert to treat a crowd.

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
1 1/4
cups water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
4
egg whites
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
cup chopped dried cherries
1/2
cup chopped pistachio nuts
1
tablespoon Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

Frosting

1
container (1 lb) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting

Garnish

3/4
cup chopped dried cherries
1/2
cup chopped pistachio nuts

Directions

  • 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  

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.

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 Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
120
)
Daily Value
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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