My mom had made something like this when I was younger, so now in the space of a few days, I've had to make two of these because the people my husband works with went absolutely bonkers over the taste and moistness. I added in a half-cup of chopped walnuts into the cake, but that was the only change.
Every time I make this it draws spectacular raves. I also make them into cupcakes which win approval!
Yummy cake- we can't get pistachio pudding mix in New Zealand, so I used strawberry and it was really good. Only thing that went wrong was that (I was making a birthday cake) the frosting is more of a glaze. I doubled the recipe and baked it in two round cake pans for a double level cake- which worked just fine, but if you're going for a birthday cake-type cake, go for a much thicker frosting- this one runs everywhere and is pretty much see-through. Definitely worth a go though- I got heaps of compliments!
this was a big hit at my church's coffee hour today! I used a different frosting (see my Holy Cow Cake - easy frosting made with cream cheese & cool whip) with coconut sprinkled on top with no midori (it was for church after all) but I did follow the cake recipe to a T and it was great! I love these "doctored cake mix recipes"! Thanks for the post!