Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pistachio Cake

We had an extended family party yesterday, with a St. Patrick's Day theme.
I made this Pistachio Cake for dessert.
This cake is so yummy!
It's dense & moist~ almost like a banana bread texture.
Even my pickiest eater liked it, which is saying a lot!
Pistachio Cake
1 package yellow cake mix
2 small packages pistachio instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup Sprite
1/2 cup oil
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup cold whipping cream
3/4 cup cold milk
2 tsp. powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, ONE pudding mix, eggs, Sprite and oil.
Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Stir in 1/2 cup walnuts. Pout batter into a greased and floured 10-inch Bundt pan.
Bake for 40-45 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
When cake is cool, place the cream, milk, ONE pudding mix and powdered sugar in a large bowl.
Beat on high until stiff peaks form. Frost cake, then sprinkle with 1/2 cup walnuts. Keep refrigerated.
*My Notes:
I just stirred the nuts in the frosting, rather than sprinkling on top.
This can also be made in a 9x13 pan.