Pistachio Cake

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.


this is a pistachio cake using a cake mix and pudding in the mixture with a pistachio whipped cream and garnished with pistachios and shaved chocolate




I love for Pistachio anything!




I make this cake every year for my birthday.



My mom, rest in peace, made this (and it's my favorite Pistachio cake) for me every year for my birthday when she was alive. She also made it often for her family get together, it was loved by all.



The cake is moist and bursting with pistachios. I added a little funfetti to it for a party theme this year.



this is a sliced piece pistachio cake and a scoop of pistachip ice cream with a cup espressso in the backroud using a cake mix and pudding in the mixture with a pistachio whipped cream and garnished with pistachios and shaved chocolate



A Festive Looking Cake!




Pistachio cake is a fabulous treat and I always look forward to a slice with my espresso every year for my birthday celebration or even perfect for Christmas or even St. Patrick's Day being green!



During the Christmas holiday, you can decorate the cake with maraschino cherries on top with the chopped green pistachios around in a circle making wreaths.



This pretty green cake can be a festive delicious centerpiece for any table.



I have even made this cake with my Christmas Sugar Cone Trees in the middle, it's a wintery scene cake.




Pistachio Cake Pin for later




this is a pistachio cake using a cake mix and pudding in the mixture with a pistachio whipped cream and garnished with pistachios and shaved chocolate




I love pistachio anything, ice cream with hot fudge is another favorite of mine.



Here is my pistachio ice cream recipe.



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?




this is a pistachio cake using funfetti in the cake mix and pudding in the mixture with a pistachio whipped cream and garnished with pistachios and shaved chocolate



Make this cake for any Pistachio Cake lover!




This will be enjoyed by anyone who loves pistachio flavor.



Everyone that has had this cake loves it and wants the recipe.



I also use pistachio pudding in my Pistachio Ambrosia Salad.



This is a yellow cake mix with pistachio instant pudding added to the mix getting to bake in a glass baking 13 x 9 sheet cake pan



Great for Picnic or Holiday!




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 especially for Holidays like St. Patrick's Day or Christmas!



I love pistachio so much I even make this Pistachio Witches Fingers for Halloween!!!



I have a pretty shamrock cookie for St. Patrick's Day here also.



This is a pistachio cake made with a yellow cake mix and pistachio instant pudding baked to a golden brown color in a glass rectangular sheet cake pan



Chocolate on Top Is Awesome!




I love two flavor together, pistachio and chocolate, it's also my favorite way to eat pistachio ice cream, hot fudge over pistachio is the best!



This cake is also great with adding mini chocolate chips to the batter.



Or you can add shaved chocolate or even warmed hot fudge over the top.



This pistachio cake with hot fudge is perfect with this whipped cream icing.








Pistachio Cake Has Been Around A Long Time




It's hard to believe how long this cake has been around, the recipe is from the 1970's.



This vintage Pistachio cake recipe is so easy to make.



It has a bold pistachio flavor and the cake made with pistachio pudding is very light in texture, not heavy.



The whipped cream pistachio frosting is also light and fluffy.



This pistachio cake taste great with or without the frosting, you really don't need anything else it's so good.



My memory of mom in the kitchen making this every year gives me a warm feeling, I will always cherish her making me this cake every year.





this is a pistachio cake using a cake mix and pudding in the mixture with a pistachio whipped cream and garnished with pistachios and shaved chocolate






Don't Forget To Try Some Of My Other Pistachio Recipes!



Shamrock Cookies

Pistachio Ambrosia

Pistachio Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream


Pistachio Cake with Sugar Cone Christmas Trees


Halloween Pistachio Witches Fingers

Pistachio and Amaretto Fudge




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Pistachio Cake

prep time: 5 minscook time: 35 minstotal time: 40 mins
This is a delicious pistachio cake popular in the 1970's. It's been my favorite birthday cake ever since mom first made it.

ingredients:

1 package yellow or white cake mix or use a yellow funfetti cake mix of 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

instructions:

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.


Frosting:

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.

calories
170
fat (grams)
2
carbs (grams)
9
net carbs
3
protein (grams)
2
sugar (grams)
9
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Pistachio Cake Pin for later



his is a pistachio cake using a cake mix and pudding in the mixture with a pistachio whipped cream and garnished with pistachios and shaved chocolate



13 comments

  1. I love using pistachios in desserts and this pistachio cake looks and sounds so delicious! Saving this recipe for the weekend!

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  2. My family would love this, too! What a fun birthday cake recipe---easy and always a hit!

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  3. Instant pistachio pudding used to be one of my favourite flavours when I lived in Canada. Alas, I'm in the UK now and can't get it!

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  4. I've never tried pistachio cake before. What an amazing colour!

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  5. We love pistachios! This cake looks absolutely delicious. I think I'll make if for our next family gathering event. Yummy!

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  6. Oh my goodness! I've never seen this before. I LOVE pistachios and this looks like a great dessert to highlight them too!

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  7. Pistachios were the "on trend" food of the 1970s - I think 2nd only to Jello dishes! LOL I like that this cake is easy to make ... and love the story about your mom making it for birthdays and family gatherings!

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  8. I love pistachios and love how you're putting them in so many different things. Thanks for this recipe!

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  9. This cake looks like such a fun dessert! I love your idea, Claudia! And it look so moist and heavenly :)

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  10. I agree with you pistachios are amazing. I love pistachio ice cream too so good would pair really well with this delightful cake you are suggesting. Wish I could have a slice now.

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  11. I love pistachios, but have never had them in a dessert recipe like this! Sounds so good!!

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  12. I love pistachio in my desserts and this sound so absolutely delicious. Such a pretty color on this cake. Bet it tasted heavenly.

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  13. I am like you .. I love everything pistachio! I had no idea it was this easy to make a pistachio cake!!!! Love this recipe, super easy and made with just a few ingredients ..perfect!

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