Pistachio Cake Recipe

Sunday, September 4, 2016
Vintage recipe been making since the 1970's. Love this still today but made it a little more fun this time. Using a funfetti cake mix makes it a festive cake and fun to eat. The kids and young at heart

love this one! Pistachio has always been a favorite of mine.

My love for Pistachio anything!

I make this cake every year for my birthday. My mom, rest in peace, made this favorite Pistachio cake for me every year for my birthday when she was alive. She also made it often for her family get together s, it was loved by all. The cake is moist and bursting with pistachios. I add a little funfetti to it for a party theme this year. You can leave it out or add chocolate chips which I love that combination too. Either way, pistachio cake is a fabulous treat and I always look forward to a slice with my espresso every year for my birthday celebration. I love pistachio anything, ice cream with hot fudge is another favorite of mine. I eat pistachio's plain for a snack. I can never get tired of eating them. I love my pistachio cookie biscotti, have you tried them?

Make this cake for any Pistachio Cake lover!

This will be enjoyed by anyone who loves pistachios. Everyone that has had this cake loves it. Sometimes I bring this one for pot lucks and just dust it with powdered sugar, for food safety reason. I never bring anything with cream frostings or anything with mayonnaise in it, even if it's dairy free.
I always am very conscious about food born illnesses.  You can also just sprinkle the top with chopped pistachios and funfetti for a festive look!

Pistachio Cake Recipe

1 package or yellow funfetti cake mix or yellow cake mix any kind
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 package instant pistachio pudding
1/4 cup oil (I use canola)

Optional:  4 drops green food coloring,  1/2 cup chopped pistachio. The pudding makes it green
(I don't use either)
Note: you can use whatever cake mix you like and add 1/4 cup mixed colored sprinkles to the batter also

Place all in a bowl, using an electric mixer beat for 3 minutes.
Pour into a 13 x 9 greased pan or bundt pan.
Bake 350 degrees until the middle comes clean with a toothpick.

Frost or dust with powdered sugar.


1 - 8 ounce tub of whipped topping or heavy cream sweetened and whipped
1 pistachio instant pudding

Mix both together until blended evenly, spread on cooled cake. Refrigerate. I like to decorate the top of mine with whole pistachios and some chopped or shaved chocolate.

Pistachio Homemade Ice Cream

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