PISTACHIO SWIRL CAKE

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Pistachio Swirl Cake is so easy because it is made with a mix. This would be a great cake for St. Patrick’s Day. You could add a little green food coloring to either the frosting or the cake mix and use this pistachio swirl cake to celebrate the day.

1 (15.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix without the pudding
1 (3.4 ounce) box pistachio instant pudding
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup, melted
1 teaspoon almond extract (could use vanilla extract)
3/4 cup white granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped nuts of your choice, (optional)

Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, butter and extract. Mix with mixer. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray and spread the mixture in the bottom of the pan. In a separate bowl whisk the sugar and cinnamon together and spread over the mix. Cut the cinnamon mixture into the cake mixture with a knife by swirling it until it is all mixed in. Sprinkle nuts on top. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes until center tests done. Frost with your favorite frosting or add glaze below. Enjoy!

Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
4 or 5 tablespoons milk, more or less
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, (optional)

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Pistachio Swirl Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Pistachio Swirl Cake is so easy because it is made with a mix. This would be a great cake for St. Patrick’s Day. You could add a little green food coloring to either the frosting or the cake mix and use this pistachio swirl cake to celebrate the day.
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pistachio cake
Servings: 1 cake
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients
  • 1 15.25 ounce box yellow cake mix without the pudding
  • 1 3.4 ounce box pistachio instant pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup melted
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract could use vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped nuts of your choice (optional)
Glaze Ingredients
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 or 5 tablespoons milk more or less
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, butter and extract. Mix with mixer. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray and spread the mixture in the bottom of the pan
  2. In a separate bowl whisk the sugar and cinnamon together and spread over the mix. Cut the cinnamon mixture into the cake mixture with a knife by swirling it until it is all mixed in.
  3. Sprinkle nuts on top. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes until center tests done. Frost with your favorite frosting or add glaze.
Glaze Instructions
  1. Mix together and spread over cake

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6 Comments

  1. mix was so thick, i almost had to roll it into the pan. I mixed as to Your instructions !! What went wrong????? Was I supposed to mix the cake mix as per the back of the box???? CVould have used more CLEAR instructions !!!!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Hi Ben,

      With four eggs, one cup of sour cream, and one stick of butter I have no clue why your mixture was so thick. As you can see from the pictures above we have no issue making this recipe. No, it never said to make the cake mix per the box, if that was part of the recipe, I would have stated it. The directions on this recipe clearly state how to prepare it. I’m sorry you had such a hard time. Not every recipe is for everyone.

  2. Do you use instant pudding or cooked pudding mix

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I used the instant and also added to the post recipe. Thank you for bringing to my attention, Denise.

  3. I made this for a group of ladies yesterday (St. Patrick’s Day) and it was fabulous. I substituted walnuts for pecans because that is what I had and made a cream cheese icing
    …OMGoodness! A few ladies asked if they could take a second piece home. And no one wanted a small piece either. Thank you!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      You are welcome, Carole. So happy everyone enjoyed this cake. It is one of our favorites. Have a great week ahead.

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