Mom's Pistachio Tea Cakes and Happy St. Paddy's Day Treats!

A perfect little dessert for St. Paddy's Day! Check out the other delights at the end of this post to include some wonderful assorted coffee's to go 
along with these little cakes!

Pistachio Cake Recipe
1 package (18-1/4 ounces) yellow or white cake mix
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
1 cup 7 up or other lemon lime soda
1 cup canola oil
3 extra large eggs or 4 large
3 drops of green food coloring
1 teaspoon almond extract
pistachios shelled
Mix all together with mixer till well blended. Pour into  greased prepared pans such as petite four pan, a tube, bundt, or cupcake pan. Frost with variations below and decorate with pistachio nuts.

Perfect little cakes for afternoon  espresso, tea, coffee, or cocoa!

For Vanilla Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 drop of green food coloring
mix together till smooth, add a few more drops of water till thick and flowing to pour over tea cakes

For Chocolate Glaze:
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
3 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
add 2 tablespoons of water to each of these glazes mix thoroughly.

Standard Frosting for Bundt cakes and cupcakes
1-1/2 cups cold milk
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 cup pistachios, toasted
Mix pudding and milk together, fold in whipped topping. Sprinkle cake with toasted pistachio's.

Happy St. Patrick's Day : here are some other treats for today!

Irish Cream Liqueur
Baileys Irish Cream Pie
Irish and Other Assorted Coffee's
Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake
Irish Coffee and Pistachio Cookies  2010

Regular Price $19.99


  1. What an awesome treat, Claudia! Tho' we don't celebrate St Pat's Day in S'pore, it's great to read about it.

  2. Just lovelly. Great pictures too :)

  3. Lovely lovely presentation, those tea cakes are so cute. I'm going to buy that baking tray, thank you for sharing.

  4. You are a darling! This is adorable. Send me that drink, please!!

  5. How beautiful! They must have tasted great.

  6. What a decadent treat for the eyes and the belly too!! Happy St Pat's!

  7. I may have to do this. Enough said. Happy Saint Patrick's Day.

  8. How pretty Claudia! Lovely presentation!

  9. I love pistachio cake - my Mom used to make one when we were kids - makes me want it now! These look so pretty - what time is tea? I'll hop on a plane!

  10. happy saint patrick day to you,claudia!great,great presentation!

  11. These cute and ultimate treat to celebrate st Patrick day.

  12. Charming and elegant all in one beautiful setting.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day my friend,

  13. How lovely, Claudia! These look splendid and festive!
    Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!


  14. These are so pretty, Caludia!!

  15. Claudia, I saw these earlier today but did not have time to comment - these are truly teacakes in the purist form, that is, of what I think tea cakes should be... Momma and most southerners make tea cakes that are really nothing more that slightly sweet, thin shortbread cookies, ya know what I mean? and I do love them too, but even though we call them tea cakes, they take back seat to these....

  16. Happy St. Paddy's Day - I am a sucker for any "Mom's" recipe and you turned out a super delicious looking tea cake! I am posting a "mom's recipe tomorrow - please tune in :) Also please check out my Crazy for Cakes Event -
    Lovely blog, first time here - Cheers Priya

  17. I made this today as the St. Patrick's Day treat and my family is in love. I made it as a bundt cake and now I know I will be making it every year. They just told me so!

  18. Your tea cakes are adorable. I now have specialty pan envy :)

  19. beautiful presentatition cake looks delicious i like the pistachios

  20. These are fabulous. Pretty and cute, at the same time, they are simply lovely. I want that pan. The results are perfect.

  21. What cute little cakes, and I love that cake pan, fun!

  22. Claudia, those are the cutest cakes I've ever seen!! Not only are they perfect for St. Patty's Day, but I would happily serve them up at a tea party! Thanks so much for sharing :) Have a great weekend!

  23. Claudia, these little tea cakes with the ever so minty colored green icing are just precious and gorgeous! I love the tea set that you used as well! What a beautiful post that's delicious too! Gosh, thanks for sharing such a celebratory recipe on Fresh Clean and Pure is just perfect for this time of year! Hope you had some fun on St. Patty's day!

  24. Dear Claudia, My reaction when I looked at your blog was, "Oh how pretty"! These look so dainty and tasty. I love the tea set..I just love it. Well, have a wonderful evening. Blessings, Catherine xo

  25. I hope you entered this in the FoodBuzz tea party event. It's perfect!

  26. What a beautiful setting and presentation of these wonderful tea cakes... gorgeous!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend

  27. The cakes look great, wish I had one now:@)

  28. Thank you for the recipe. Such a wonderful St. Paddy Day treat! Happy Spring!

  29. Lovely tea set and marvelous treats! Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper


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