Pistachio Tea Cakes for St. Patrick's Day

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Little mini pistachio cakes. Perfect for any event and party.

We typically make these mini cakes around St. Patrick's Day because of the green festive color besides being delicious.

These teacakes are perfect for holidays, baby showers, birthdays and so much more.

They also are made with a doctored cake mix so the recipe is super easy to make.

If you're a pistachio lover and want an easy cake recipe these can be made in just about any shape of pan.

Just scroll down to the printable recipe card to get the recipe below at the end.

Moist Pistachio Tea Cakes!

If you're looking to make a festive cake, look no more this green colored cake is even perfect for Christmas!

Pistachio is the perfect cake for St. Patrick's Day if you partake in the festivities.

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Ingredients You Will Need(scroll down to the recipe card for the exact measurements)

  1. pistachio instant pudding
  2. oil
  3. eggs
  4. lemon-lime soda
  5. white cake mix
  6. pistachios
  7. almond extract

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Pans to Use

  • mini muffin pan
  • donut pan
  • cupcake pan
  • bundt cake
  • molded petit four
  • Christmas tree pan
  • molded cake pan of any kind

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Doctored Cake Mix Recipes

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Cake Mix Doctored Mixes

These mini cakes are so easy to make starting out with a mix and taste like they were made from scratch!

Easy bite size treats that can feed a crowd and perfect for cocktail parties for a small pretty elegant dessert.

You can use any shaped pans, mini muffins, even a donut pan the cake will cook perfectly in any vessels you choose.

You can find these specialty pans online here is the link .

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Pistachio Tea Cakes for St. Patrick's Day

Pistachio Tea Cakes for St. Patrick's Day

Yield: 38
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 45 Min
Little mini pistachio cakes. Perfect for any event and party. These are for St. Patrick's Day. Easy starting out with a cake mix!


  • 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
  • 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
  • 1/2 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 pistachios.


  1. Mix all cake ingredients together with a mixer until well blended.
  2. Pour into greased prepared pans such as molded petit four pan, a tube pan,  mini muffin pan, bundt, or a cupcake pan.
  3. Bake to cake package instructions, usually at 350 for 35 minutes.
  4.  Frost with variations suggestions above and decorate with a garnish of chopped pistachio nuts.

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  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. 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....

  15. 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 -http://priyasnowserving.blogspot.com/2011/02/announcing-second-guest-event.html
    Lovely blog, first time here - Cheers Priya

  16. 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!

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

  18. beautiful presentatition cake looks delicious i like the pistachios

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

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

  21. 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!

  22. 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 Friday.....it is just perfect for this time of year! Hope you had some fun on St. Patty's day!

  23. 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

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

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

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

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

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

    - The Tablescaper

  29. Hello I am so delighted I located your blog, I really located you by mistake, while I was watching on google for something else, Anyways I am here now and could just like to say thank for a tremendous post and a all round entertaining website. Please do keep up the great work. The food

  30. What a fun treat to celebrate St. Patricks day with. I can't wait to try them out.

  31. These are delicious and so much fun for St Patty’s Day! Great recipe!

  32. These mini pistachio cakes are so delicious. This year I'm putting candy eyes on them for Halloween!

  33. These are just so cute and dainty! Lovely treat for the holiday.

  34. Oh how cute. Such a great idea! I will definitely make these for St Patricks. Even sooner. yum!


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