NUTTY PINEAPPLE PISTACHIO CAKE

Pistachio Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Pistachio Cake was an experiment and turned out beautifully.  I wanted to make a cake and was low on supplies.  I managed to use what I had on hand and this is the result.  Pineapple Pistachio Cake is a very moist cake and so good.  First time making this and I will probably make it many more times.  I am always experimenting with recipes and trying new ways to make things.  This is what makes cooking fun for me and I’ve had plenty of disasters but don’t let that discourage you from trying.

Pineapple Pistachio Cake ingredients needed:

Yellow cake mix without the pudding

Instant pistachio pudding

Eggs

Sour cream

Milk

Can crushed pineapple, undrained

Almond extract or could use vanilla

Coconut

Pecans, chopped or nuts of your choice

Pistachios

I have made this cake a few times now with a basic powdered sugar glaze and topped with some pistachios and we all loved it. This cake is versatile, you could easily add a cream cheese frosting or simply use a can of whipped vanilla frosting, melted for about 12 seconds in the microwave and poured over the cake. Then added some coconut and nuts sprinkled on top.  You could use another package of pistachio pudding mixed with cool whip for the frosting.  You could also mix together some powdered sugar, milk, and almond extract to drizzle over the cake.

I do keep this cake in a cool place or the refrigerator.

“Baked this yesterday as a surprise for my BFF. She had “”liked” it on Face book around the February timeframe. They had a cookout last night and I surprised her with this cake. She absolutely loved it. Great cake and easy recipe. Thank you.” – Louise

Pistachio Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

Pistachio Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Pistachio Cake

Judy Yeager
This amazing cake is so easy to make and one your family will love. This cake is made with a cake mix, but looks like you spent hours in the kitchen!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 1 cake

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) yellow cake mix without the pudding
  • 1 (3.4 ounce )instant pistachio pudding
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple undrained
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or could use vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup pecans chopped or nuts of your choice
  • Pistachios

Instructions
 

  • Mix pudding and cake mix with a wire whisk. Add eggs, sour cream, milk, undrained pineapple, vanilla extract, coconut and nuts. Mix well with spoon. (Could use mixer, too). Spray a 9 inch bundt pan or could use a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 50 to 55 minutes testing for doneness as ovens vary. Cool in pan for about 15 minutes, turn out on plate. Frost with you favorite frosting.
  • I topped with a basic powdered sugar glaze and pistachios

Notes

This cake is so good you could just sprinkle with powdered sugar. I used a can of whipped vanilla frosting, melted for about 12 seconds in the microwave and poured over the cake. Then added some coconut and nuts sprinkled on top. You could use another package of pistachio pudding mixed with cool whip for the frosting. You could also mix together some powdered sugar, milk, and almond extract to drizzle over the cake.
Keyword cake mix recipe, pistachio cake
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