Pistachio Nut Cake

Laura Davis Recipe

By Laura Davis lolagurl75

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"This cake uses yellow cake mix, instant pistachio pudding and it's covered with a pistachio flavored whipped topping."

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
So green and sooo good! This cake is extra moist because of the addition of the pudding... which in my book makes it extra TASTY too! I like to double the amount of icing for full coverage.


1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant pistachio pudding mix
1 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 cup carbonated water
1/2 cup chopped pistachio nuts
1 (1.5 ounce) envelope instant dessert topping
1 1/2 cups milk

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix and 1 package of instant pudding. Add the oil, eggs and club soda, mix well. Fold in the chopped nuts, reserving some for garnish if desired. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely. In a medium bowl, stir together the instant whipped topping and instant pudding. Add the milk and mix until light and fluffy. Slice cooled cake into layers, fill and frost including the hole in the middle. Garnish with nuts if desired. Keep chilled until serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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carmela moeller luigina
Mar 11, 2014
Love your recipe...but to make it really Irish, substitute 1/4 cup of Bailey's Irish Cream instead of 1 cup of water...i.e., 3/4 carbonated water, 1/4 Irish Cream. Yummy!
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Rose Selvar potrose
Apr 3, 2013
After prayer meeting tonight I made the frosting for this cake. It also was soooooooooooo easy. Cake is in refrigerator in a cake taker.
I was told that tomorrow is NOT a pot luck get-together. :(
A couple from the church that usually takes care of the kitchen for super seniors is making a meal as a gift to the super seniors...no charge. I was going to take my cake anyway; but decided not to. Some friends of ours have their daughter in from Wisconsin so I will share this cake with them instead. I know they will love it. BTW I ate another one of the cupcakes...with frosting this time. YUMMY! I can see why this cake won a blue ribbon!! 4/3/13
Will add the last of my pictures...until I cut the cake.