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    Meg's Watergate Cupcakes

    Meg's Watergate Cupcakes. Photo by Janice McNeil

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Janice McNeil's Note:

    Pistachio Cupcakes with Maraschino Cherry Italian Buttercream

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 12

    Yield:

    cupcakes

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat ovento 350 degrees F. Line cupcake tin. Sift together the flour, baking powder,salt and instant pudding mix. Set aside.
    2. 2
      In a largebowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat inthe egg yolks one at a time, and then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared tins.
    3. 3
      Bake in thepreheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops spring back when lightlytapped. Cool 15 minutes before turning out onto cooling racks.
    4. 4
      For Maraschio cherry Italian Buttercream.
    5. 5
      Combine the maraschino cherry juice and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to aboil, stirring occasionally. Once it boils, stop stirring and insert a candy thermometer.
    6. 6
      Meanwhile,whip the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixture to soft peaks. When the cherrysugar is at 238 degrees, add it to the egg whites in a slow steady stream withthe mixer on medium speed.
    7. 7
      Increase thespeed to high and beat until cooled to room temperature.
    8. 8
      Add thebutter a few tablespoons at a time, while continuing to mix on medium highspeed. Add the vanilla. Increase the speed to high and beat until smooth. Stir in minced maraschino cherries.

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    Nutritional Facts for Meg's Watergate Cupcakes

    Serving Size: 1 (131 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 527.2
     
    Calories from Fat 371
    70%
    Total Fat 41.3 g
    63%
    Saturated Fat 22.4 g
    112%
    Cholesterol 138.8 mg
    46%
    Sodium 426.9 mg
    17%
    Total Carbohydrate 36.7 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    3%
    Sugars 26.1 g
    104%
    Protein 3.8 g
    7%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    instant pistachio pudding mix

    maraschino cherry juice

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