These chocolate cupcakes are the perfect way to enhance an ordinary chocolate cupcake, using pistachios and flaked salt. The pistachio nuts add their own nutty flavor, while salt helps to add contrast. If you haven’t tried to up your chocolate cake or cupcake game, these cupcakes are a great way to get started!
Salted Texas Chocolate Cupcakes with Pistachios!
I have held on to this recipe for years and never made them.
After having a taste of the chocolate paradise these cupcakes provided, I can’t believe I waited so long!!
The original recipe is for a sheet cake, but I was craving cupcakes.
So, rather than put it into a large cake pan, I poured the batter into my cupcake pan. It made a little more than 12, so I had to put the rest in a bread loaf pan.
So at the end of the day, I baked 12 cupcakes and a mini cake.
I make them a lot. Do you?
For this, the modifications I made to the original recipe include: cutting back on the salt by 1/4 tsp. and sugar by a half cup for the batter.
For the frosting, I increased the vanilla by 1/2 teaspoon since I feel like cocoa flavor always overpowers vanilla in chocolate frosting.
I didn’t notice the lack of salt and regarding the sugar, the frosting was more than sweet enough.
The nice thing that happened while making these is that I actually ran out of frosting!! I don’t know about you, but that never happens to me.
Usually, I have way more than enough frosting.
But maybe I was overly generous on my cupcakes.
Another half-batch of frosting was enough to finish the rest of the cupcakes!
If these cupcakes don’t speak to you that’s okay. Sometimes food has trouble speaking. 🙂
Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!
In case you missed them, here are some of my other dessert posts!
- Japanese Chiffon Cake with Sencha (Japanese green tea)
- Matcha Purin (Japanese style custard pudding with matcha tea)
- Hojicha Cupcakes with Black sesame and Sweet Cream
- Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti
- Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with a Walnut Crust
- Matcha Ice Cream
- Lemon and Poppy Seed Waffle Cones
- Kinako Ice Cream with Kuromitsu
- Strawberry Ice Cream with Vodka Infused Berries
- No-Bake Blueberry Cream Pie with Graham Cracker Crust