Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pistachio Bundt Cake

Pistachios are the hottest thing these days. They are advertised on TV lately by the Harlem Globe Trotters and Snoop Dog and the commercial that was on during the Super Bowl by Psy of Gangham Style who I wish would go back to where he came from. This week the first thing I saw as I walked into my food store  was a huge pistachio display.  My family loves pistachio flavor and until this week we had never tried pistachio pudding. We are all fans of pistachio ice cream, pistachio muffins (which my Mom and I love) and pistachio gelato but never realized how good the pudding was.  Samantha who is going to be in Rome this weekend promised to get some pistachio gelato while she is there. The recipe was seen on pinterest and came from  I added the glaze and nuts but you could do as the recipe called for and just sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar.  I will be making this again as it was gone very quickly like most desserts are in my house.     

1 box vanilla cake mix
4 large eggs
1-1/4 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 3.5 oz box instant pistachio pudding
1/2 tsp almond extract
5 drops green food coloring

1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tbsp pistachio pudding mix
5 tbsp heavy cream

1/4 cup crushed pistachios

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 10 qt. bundt pan with PAM cooking spray.  Set aside.
In large bowl with a stand mixer mix together the cake mix, eggs, water, oil, pudding mix, almond extract and green food coloring.  After blending mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.  

Pour into prepared bundt pan and bake in oven for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Make glaze by mixing pudding mix, confectioners sugar and heavy cream.  Add more cream if necessary to get glaze to desired consistency.  Take cake out of oven and cool for 15 minutes in pan.  Take out of pan and cool on wire rack.  Spoon glaze over cooled cake.   Crush pistachios in food processor.  Sprinkle over glazed cake.

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  1. I love pistachios. I will have to give this a try. Newest GFC follower.

  2. I make a cake just like this and I Love it, except I have never added pudding mix to the glaze too - sounds great.

  3. This looks so good. Thanks for sharing. Found you on Six Sisters.
    We're having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa - Saturday Dishes with Paula (Call Me PMC) and Savannah (Hammock Tracks) featuring green food. This would be perfect. Hope you can bring this over.

    Linda (The Contessa)

  4. I am truly in love!! This is perfect for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day. I am weak when it comes to pistachios. Thank you so much for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday. I can't wait to see what you bring next week.

  5. Pistachios are my favorite!!

    Love the color of this cake, too!

    Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  6. Pistachio is one of my husbands favorite, we will just love this recipe! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Oh yum! And a creative use for my pistachio pudding - I just love that stuff - I'm pinning to my Bundt-O-Rama board so I can make this very soon! Caught you on Wednesday Extravaganza!

  8. I love pistachio cakes and I bet this one is fantastic! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  9. Super delish! I'm so glad you came to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell... come back again next week to party with me again :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  10. You were featured as the MOST VIEWED on our blog!

  11. Need to try this!! Looks fantastic! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines


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