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pistachio punch bowl cake

Recipe by
Tara Waites
Dallas, TX

This is my mom's favorite cake. She made herself for her birthday every year until I was old enough to learn. From 13 years old I've been making this cake for my mom. I love the smile it brings to her face. Recently she's allowed me to make it for church gatherings. They love it!. I'm so happy to get to share our family gems with you all.

yield 15 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr 5 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pistachio punch bowl cake

  • 1 box
    golden vanilla cake mix
  • 4
  • 3 box
    pistachio pudding
  • 1 c
    pistachios , chopped
  • 4 oz
    glazed pecans chopped
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 c
  • 21/4 c
  • 2 pkg
    cool whip
  • 1/2 c
    confectioners sugar
  • 1
    punch bowl

How To Make pistachio punch bowl cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350. In a mixing bowl mix cake mix, 1 box of pistachio pudding, 4 eggs, 1 cup of water, 1/4 cup of milk and oil. Mix until smooth. Place in a greased 13 x 9 pan and bake for 28 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. set aside to cool
  • 2
    In a large bowl mix 2 cups of milk and 2 boxes of pistachio pudding. Mix with a whisk. Set in the fridge to cool.
  • 3
    In another large bowl mix 1 regular size bowl of Cool Whip, 1 cup of Pistachio nuts, the confectioners Sugar and the glazed pecans together. Mix until smooth. Fold in the 2 container of Cool Whip. Set in fridge to cool.
  • 4
    Dice cake in square chunks. Reserve some nuts and crumbled cake for topping.
  • 5
    Layer the mixture, pudding and cake until you fill the punch Bowl. Cool. Serve cold.