Pistachio Cake

"This is one of my favorite cakes, it is so moist. The great thing is you can use any kind of cake mix and any knid of pudding to change this one around. It is very versatile."
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Ready In:




  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Pour into a greased bundt pan.
  • Bake at 350 for about 45-50 minutes.

Questions & Replies

  1. Where is the frosting recipe as shown in the picture?
  2. Hi . I was wondering if you can substitute the pistachio pudding for vanilla pudding and add pistachio extract ( can't have nuts) and use that as substitute. If anyone has suggestions or recipes like that please I would welcome anything you had ! Thanks
  3. When you say add in the pudding mix... Do I add in the dry mix or make the pudding first and add it to the cake batter. If you can't tell I don't bake to often. LOL I had pistachio cake at a local eatery and went to order one and it was 100.00!! So, I'm going to give your recipe a try, it sounds delicious!!
  4. Hi I made this cake and added whole pistachio's I love my hubby not so much. Can I freeze the already baked cake minus the frosting?


  1. My family does basically the same cake. We use white mix, 1/2 c. water, 1/2 c. milk, 1/2 c. oil, 5 eggs and 2 pkgs of instant pudding. Makes for a pretty green cake that is heavy, moist and has a few nuts for texture. For an icing we use heavy whipping cream, sugar, and a 3rd pkg of instant pistachio pudding. It's our classic St. Patrick's Day cake.
  2. My grandmother used to make this almost like a coffee cake by swirling cinnamon and a bit of sugar through it w/bits of pistachios. She added either 1 large box or two small boxes of the pudding. She then topped it with the Cool Whip-pistacio pudding mix frosting. Sprinkle the top with bits of pistachios and a small amount of the cinnamon-sugar mix. My fave!
  3. I really enjoyed this. I added 6 oz. of white chocolate chips, which added a little something extra special. Then, I iced it with a package of pastachio instant pudding mixed with 3/4 cup of milk, and an 8 oz. container of Cool Whip. Made a very pretty, light green cake that tasted wonderful. Thank you!
  4. Does it matter if you use instant pudding or regular? My mother made this all the time when I was a kid. We use powdered sugar on top instead if icing. I can't find the recipe she used and I want to make it for her birthday.
  5. I ask my wife to make this for me and she did, and it was great very moist. Thanks for the recipe, this is a keeper.


  1. Great recipe! I added vanilla and almond extract for added flavor. Two relatives asked for the recipe. Thanks for sharing this recipe!


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