Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pistachio Raspberry Cupcakes

Pistachio Raspberry Mini Cupcakes
Pistachio Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry Custard filling
Pistachio Raspberry Cupcake with Raspberry Custard filling

Item: A twist on Martha Stewart's Pistachio Raspberry Cupcakes
- review

1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!

Find recipe here: Martha Stewart's Pistachio Raspberry Cupcakes

  • Pistachio Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry Custard filling 5/6
    • These are really good! My friend and I baked these over the weekend. We modified the recipe because we wanted to make cupcakes rather than teacakes. These are denser than cupcakes and that's why Martha refers to them as teacakes. I would make these again for sure, but experiment with the recipe a bit more. A bit adventurous for some, but it is a gourmet style cupcake. It's pretty expensive to make too because pistachios and raspberries aren't cheap. Great to make during the summer.
    • I love raspberries and nutty flavours, so it's no doubt I would enjoy these. These aren't meant to be those fluffy cupcakes we're used to though. It's really rich in pistachio flavour and I really enjoyed that nuttiness. I made sure not to grind them up all the way, so that I could still bite into small pieces of pistachio. They aren't that sweet either, you can eat it for breakfast or as a dessert. Perfect for bridal showers or any other girly events. You really don't want to overbake these because they're dense enough on their own already. More like a cake than cupcake.

    • Tasty Twist Idea: We had so many raspberries so I ended up making a fresh raspberry custard to fill the middle of the cupcakes. The cupcakes are still pretty sturdy so it was hard to inject the cupcakes with the custard. We also made a raspberry buttercream to ice them. I think the custard was a great addition - it adds moisture because they can come off as a bit dry since they're made with nuts.


  1. wow..I would love to have one right now! Thanks for posting!

  2. Awsome site you have, this is jon from the lansdowne td bank. You HAVE to visit Japan since you are a fan of sweets and food. Kyoto is famous for their matcha. We went into a shop that took us 45 minutes to get in... it was worth the wait. Osaka has the best takoyaki I have had. Sushi Dai at Tsukiji is literally the freshest sushi you can have, they get their tuna straight from the fish market that's next door to them. Their squid sushi just melts in your mouth, if you have a chance you should totally order a piece of their abalone sushi, I have never had abalone so sweet before with no sauce. Just don't ask for extra wasabi the cook might get offended, just order their set menu and you'll be in sushi heaven. I have pics on my facebook I can send you later... ttyl!

  3. Hey! Thanks for the comment and visit! Funny thing - I was JUST talking about Japan last night and the food there. I get really inspired by different cultures and am always looking to try new things. I've never been, but am I excited to see all the creative and exotic things they serve. Thanks for your recommendations and please send the photos over! Would love to see them.