As much as I usually cook and bake from scratch, sometimes I do appreciate shortcuts :). This is one lovely, fast and not totally from scratch recipe, that will turn the ordinary spiced cake mix in to a gastronomical event at your place :). It’s all about this amazing and super simple white chocolate & cream cheese frosting combined with the crunch of pistachios. It’s such a great taste mix, and makes for a perfect fall dessert. So, here is what you need :

Spiced cake mix
1 1/2 cup of crushed pistachios

1 cup soft cream cheese
1/2 cup melted white chocolate chips


Follow the instructions on the box, and in the end add pistachios. Leave some on the side for decoration. Wait for the cupcakes to cool down a bit before frosting them.


So the white chocolate cream cheese frosting is so easy it’s funny. Using the electric mixer combine together soft cream cheese ( make sure to take it out of a refrigerator 30 minutes before you start ) and melted white chocolate chips. That’s it, no need for extra sugar or butter. This frosting will stay intact on your cupcakes after frosting, yet won’t get tough. Honestly, it’s my favourite :).


Sprinkle with extra pistachios. I hope you’ll like them ! Actually I know you will 🙂

6 Comments on Fall dessert : spiced pistachio cupcakes with white chocolate cream cheese frosting

  1. Kayla Vashti (@kaylavashti)
    September 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm (6 years ago)

    Staaaaaaaahp it! I can’t even handle these! I bet they would even be good with cranberries!

    • Joanna
      September 25, 2014 at 10:30 pm (6 years ago)

      What a great idea ! I need to try that next time !

  2. Laura
    September 26, 2014 at 1:47 pm (6 years ago)

    I LOVE spice cake, and this is a fun new way to use it. The frosting looks divine!

  3. Jessica
    September 26, 2014 at 3:14 pm (6 years ago)

    These look so yummy! My husband likes pistachios so this is going into my recipe box to try!

  4. Breanna
    September 27, 2014 at 10:32 am (6 years ago)

    These look amazing! 🙂 I am a huge fan of spice cake. I need to pin this for later 🙂 Thanks!


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