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One Bowl Spumoni Cupcakes

Pistachio cake, cherry jam, chocolate cream cheese frosting, and topped with chopped pistachios and a maraschino cherry.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: one bowl cupcake recipe, spumoni cupcake recipe, spumoni cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 301kcal
Author: Stef


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup pistachio oil (this can be purchased on Amazon
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup finely chopped pistachios plus a little extra to top cupcakes
  • 1/4 cup cherry jam
  • chocolate cream cheese frosting get the recipe from my chocolate cream cheese frosting post
  • 12 maraschino cherries I highly recommend making homemade maraschino cherries


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Mix in eggs one and a time.
  • Mix in pistachio oil.
  • Mix in milk.
  • Fold in pistachios.
  • Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry.
  • Once cupcakes are cool, core a hole in the center of them with a paring knife or cupcake corer, fill each cupcake with about a teaspoon of cherry jam, and stick the cake bit you removed back on top of the jam. Don't worry that the top is no longer flat - this will be completely hidden by the frosting.
  • Frost the cupcakes with the chocolate cream cheese frosting. I used a Wilton 2D tip, but you can frost them however you'd like.
  • Sprinkle chopped pistachios on top of the frosting.
  • Top with a cherry.
  • Serve after a pasta dinner.


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.4mg