Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

Bake up this green-hued bread for any occasion, but it's especially appropriate for Christmas or St. Patrick's Day The little loaves have a pistachio flavor, light cake-like texture and crunchy topping.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine cake and pudding mixes.
  2. Add sour cream, eggs, oil and water; beat until blended Pour into five greased 5-3/4-in.
  3. x 3-in.
  4. x 2-in.
  5. loaf pans.
  6. Combine the pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over batter.
  7. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Most Helpful

I have made these for work on St. Patricks day and since have been asked by many co-workers to make again and again. I do change the recipe just a bit. I used the 50% reduced sugar cake mix, added light sour cream and splenda brown sugar. I even got lucky 'once' and found sugar free pudding mix. I bake these in six 4" spring pans I found at Target. Tee

Tee Angel September 13, 2008

Took these cakes to work today (St. Pat's Day); everyone thought they were great. Very moist and tender. I used Greek Yogurt for half of the sour cream Yummy!

akcooker March 17, 2006

I made this for St. Patty's day also. My 80-something parents liked it, my husband liked it and my kids liked it too! I had a little trouble with the topping not sticking to the top of the cakes. Next time I will mix the nuts, brown sugar and cinnanom with a little softened butter. Thanks for the new recipe!

Pjs March 18, 2005