Pretty Pistachio Cake

"Here's another inspiration from Duncan Hines."
photo by HOUSEMANAGER Charle photo by HOUSEMANAGER Charle
photo by HOUSEMANAGER Charle
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  • COMBINE in a large mixer bowl cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water and oil; Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes; Stir in coloring and spread batter evenly into a 13 x 9 inch greased pan.
  • BAKE 35 to 40 minutes; Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • COMBINE in a large mixer bowl pudding mix and milk; Beat on low speed for 1 minute; Let set for 2 minutes; Add whipped topping and beat on low speed just to blend; Spread over cooled cake; Sprinkle with chopped pistachios.
  • CHILL until serving: Store leftover cake in the refrigerator.

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  1. L.O.V.E.D IT!!! I only had chopped pecans on hand, so i used those to top the cake with instead of pistachios. But this still came out delicious, even for a beginner baker!! Thanks so much for posting this!


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