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Pistachio Bundt Cake

This pistachio bundt cake is truly tender and delicious! Adding pistachio pudding to cake mix transforms something average into something amazing!

Easy Pistachio Bundt Cake using pistachio pudding and box cake mix !

Pistachio Bundt Cake

This bundt cake has served my family well for years. It’s the perfect cake when you don’t want chocolate or vanilla, but you want something more unique than lemon. Plus, it starts from a box mix, so it couldn’t be easier!

If lemon is your thing, try my cake mix Lemon Cookies with cream cheese frosting! Or if you want something pink and unique, try these Cheerwine Cupcakes made with cherry soda.

Easy Pistachio Bundt Cake using pistachio pudding and box cake mix !

Let’s talk about how moist this pistachio bundt cake is. I know some people shudder at that word, but no one wants a dry cake! The pudding mix does double duty by adding that delicate pistachio flavor (and lovely pale green color) as well as keeping the cake moist.

On top of that, four eggs are used – yes four! The majority of boxed cake mixes call for three eggs at most, so adding that extra egg makes this pistachio cake richer. It’s not as heavy or dense as pound cake, but boasts a tender crumb that’s perfect for slicing.

As for the color, it will be a very pale green depending on the brand of cake mix you use. I always use yellow cake mix for a more buttery flavor, but it will also work with vanilla or white cake mix. If you want the color to be more pronounced, a couple drops of green food dye will do the trick.

Easy Pistachio Bundt Cake using pistachio pudding and box cake mix !

This cake is simple, yet elegant. It makes a great feature for a special occasion such as a baby shower or afternoon tea. It’s also down-to-earth enough for everyday gatherings.

Last time I made this, I brought it to our community group’s weekly potluck. I think the men enjoyed it more than the women, as they affectionately dubbed it “Pistachio Bread.” I have to admit that, although this is definitely a cake, I enjoy eating several slices for breakfast. I won’t judge if you do as well!

Easy Pistachio Bundt Cake using pistachio pudding and box cake mix !

Pistachio Bundt Cake

Yield: 12-16
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This pistachio pudding bundt cake is truly tender and delicious! Adding pistachio pudding to cake mix transforms something average into something amazing.

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour a bundt pan, or use baking spray.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, pudding mix, water, oil and eggs for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into bundt pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pan for 15 minutes, then invert cake onto wire rack and let cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
  • Notes

    1-3 drops of green food coloring may be added to the batter for a more vibrant green color.

    This recipe was tested with Duncan Hines brand.

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    This recipe first appeared as a guest post on Amanda’s Cookin’.

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    Jeff

    Saturday 2nd of July 2016

    That looks so good, I want to take a bite of it right through my computer screen. And so simple!