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Pistachio Cake

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Pistachio cake
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Pistachio Cake is cool and green.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes


  • One 18-1/4 ounce yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 2 boxes (3.4 ounce) instant pistachio pudding, divided
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound white pistachio nuts in the shell, shelled and crushed*
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 envelope (1-1/2 ounce) envelope of powdered whipping cream


Mix in bowl the cake mix, eggs, club soda, 1 box of the pudding, oil, and 1/2 cup of the nuts. Mix well and bake in a greased and floured bundt* or tube cake pan for 45 minutes at 325 degrees F. Cake is done when a long toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Completely cool on rack. When cool, place cake on serving plate and completely cover with the below icing. Keep cake in the refrigerator.

Icing: Mix 1-1/2 cups milk, with instant whipped topping, and 1 box instant pistachio pudding. Mix on low to combine and then on high for 4 minutes. Fold in nuts and spread on cooled cake.

For a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan, bake for 30-40 minutes. Cool in pan and then ice.

* 1 cup walnuts, pecans or shelled pistachios, chopped and lightly toasted may be substituted for the pistachios in the shells

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5

This is by far one of the best , if not the best cake, I have ever made! My husband wanted to know when I would be making it again after only one piece!!! My son's favorite color is green so I originally made it for his birthday but this is one recipe we will be enjoying all year long!! Great for the summer as it's quite cool & refreshing!!

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