Lemon Pistachio Cupcakes

These Lemon Pistachio Cupcakes are just so delicious!

Hello friends and welcome to the second installation of the Food Fun Hop, an event hosted by Shy Babies & Little Inspiration and Sponsored by NatureBox! Today we’re sharing how to make delicious Lemon Pistachio Cupcakes!

NatureBox is a unique company that focuses on sourcing delicious, healthy snacks for consumers and sends them to you monthly. To test out and review, we were each sent a box of NatureBox snacks! Our box included: Lemon Pucker Pistachios, Southern BBQ Sunflower Kernels, Garden Tomato Crunchies, Sunny Trails and Zesta Fiesta Mix. We’re big fans of trail mix in this house, so everything was a hit! The snacks were fresh and tasty, and it’s always so great to know when you’re feeding your family foods that have no high fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated oils, no trans fats, and no artificial sweetners, flavors or colors. If you’re looking for a simple and convenient way to start introducing healthier snacks to your family on a consistent basis, I definitely recommend NatureBox.

I had to pry the package of Lemon Pucker Pistachios from my husband so that I could whip up a yummy Lemon Pistachio Cupcakes recipe for all of you! They turned out fantastic! And here it is…

Lemon Pistachio Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24
Delicious cupcakes made with Lemon Pistachios
  • 1 package NatureBox Lemon Pucker Pistachios
  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant pistachio pudding
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1¼ cup water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place cupcake liners in cupcake pan.
  2. Grind Lemon Pucker Pistachios in a food processor or blender.
  3. Combine cake mix and its ingredients according to package directions.
  4. Add in pudding mix and combine well. Gently stir in ground pistachio nuts into batter.
  5. Fill cupcake liners about ⅔rd full with cupcake batter.
  6. Bake for approximately 18 minutes or until cupcakes are done.
  7. Let cupcakes cool completely.
  8. In a small bowl add cream and white sugar and beat until soft peaks form.
  9. Add remaining package of pistachio pudding and mix until incorporated.
  10. Frost cupcakes with pistachio cream mixture and store in the refrigerator until serving.

And here’s how ours turned out! I can still hear my kids asking for more…

These Lemon Pistachio Cupcakes are just so delicious!

Don’t these Lemon Pistachio Cupcakes look mouth watering? They really are. And you can use any pistachios, but I really do like the hint of lemon that the NatureBox Lemon Pucker Pistachios contributed. Let me know if you give them a try – tell me what you think!

Nature Box was received in order to facilitate this review and giveaway, but all opinions are 100% my own.

Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to two adorable boys. By day I'm a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy crafting/DIY, decorating, photography, thrifting and love to share my creative adventures with you!
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  1. Oh snap! Those look amazeballs, Kim. I will definitely be making them. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh I wish I could reach through my computer screen and eat one! YUM!!!! Wonderful recipe!
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  3. I wish I could lick the frosting off the top of those cupcakes!
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  4. Wow! I am definitely going to try this.
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  5. GORGEOUS cupcakes and pictures! I think I need a Naturebox…and one of those. I don’t think I’ve ever seen or had a lemon pistachio cupcake…I think you are onto something! Visiting from the DIY Dreamer and new follower :)

  6. These look delicious!

  7. Ooh yum! Those look great. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!
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  8. They look seriously good. I’m sure I’d have the same problem though – everyone in my house loves pistachios so they never last long!
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  9. I’m so hungry now. These look fantastic, and I’m willing to bet they’d go perfectly with a big cup of coffee….maybe even for breakfast! :-)

  10. These look so good! We just put up our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/08/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_23.html

  11. Those cupcakes look incredible!!!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)
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  12. OMG….I’ve alwaus loved and always baked pistacio cake…will have to try this one! Pinning it!
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  13. These look sooo good! Have to try.. I’m a pistachio junkie! Thanks for sharing this at the Weekend Wonders party. Have a great day!
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  14. yummy, Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things party. Hope to see you back next week!

  15. Wow. These look delicious. I am pinning them now because I have a pistachio lover in my house and I know that I will want to make these soon!

    Thanks for sharing on Show & Tell at SNAP! I love seeing what you’re going to share each week!

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  16. These cupcakes sound delicious! The lemon/pistachio combination sounds great! And I LOVE those cupcake liners!!! They are adorable!

  17. I LOVE pistachio!! I’m featuring this tonight on our Weekend Wonders round up! Thank you for linking this up! I can’t wait to make it!!!
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  18. I am coming over from Live Laugh Rowe.. These cupcakes look so YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!!!! I also just became your newest follower. :)

  19. Kimberly, these look amazingly yummy!! I would love for you to link it to my Tasty Thursdays party at The Mandatory Mooch. http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-6.html


  20. These look delicious and I can’t wait to make them.

  21. Kimberly! How did you know my 3 year old is a pistachio FREAK! I am definitely making these for my lil sweetie. If you get a sec this weekend, i would love for you to link up and share at my party(there is a giveaway too!)
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  22. These look delicious. Since I’ll be baking on a whim this weekend, how much (many?) pistachios come in a package do you think? Can’t wait to try this!
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  23. They look amazing! I am going to have to try these. Thanks

  24. I’ve featured your cupcakes on my blog, hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do, please contact me and I’ll remove it. All the best.

  25. Hi there, i just want to ask how much of the pudding mix i need to put in the batter pls??!!

    Thanks in adv and they look so yummy that i wanted to make now… :)


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