Recipe: Pistachio Pudding Cake with Whipped Pistachio Frosting

The pistachio nuts that we received at Christmas were a wonderful treat.  While searching for ways to use them, I found this Pistachio Pudding Cake recipe. 

The cake is moist with just a hint of pistachio.  And the frosting.  Oh my goodness.  It's light and fluffy with just the right amount of sweetness and really makes this cake extra special.

Pistachio Pudding Cake with Whipped Pistachio Frosting

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) instant pistachio pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup club soda
1/2 cup oil

1 cup heavy whipping cream*
3/4 cup 2% milk
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) instant pistachio pudding mix
2 tsp. confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup chopped pistachios, skins removed

1.  In a large bowl combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, soda and oil.  Beat on low speed for 30 seconds and then on medium speed for 2 minutes.

2.  Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch pie pans.  Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan to wire rack.  Cool completely.

**While the cake is cooling, chill the mixing bowl and wisk attachment or beaters in the refrigerator.**

3.  To make frosting: In a small bowl mix pudding mix and milk.  Whisk together for 2 minutes or until smooth; set aside.

4.  Put whipping cream and confectioners' sugar in chilled bowl and beat on high until stiff peaks form.  Be careful not to over beat the cream.  It is ready when the cream can hold it's shape on a spoon like this:

5.  Gently fold pudding into whipped cream.  When cake is completely cool, spread frosting over cake and sprinkle with chopped nuts.
*Regular whipping cream can be used.
Adapted from Taste of Home
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Holly McDonald said...

Oh my this looks good.... pinning it for the next time I'm making a cake!

Heather @What Does She Do All Day? said...

I love pistachio cake and I've been on the hunt for a great recipe. I'll have to give this one a try!

Vanessa M. said...

Heather - I don't think you'll be disappointed with this recipe!