Pistachio Cake

 

When I began selling cakes, this was one of my favorites.  It was so unique that, while not a typical flavor, it brought in consistent customers because people who love pistachios love this cake!  Its also very moist.  Enjoy!
 
Ingredients:
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant pistachio pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1-2 Tablespoons Pistachio Extract/Flavoring (optional but REALLY helps)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
 
 
Directions:
Mix all of the dry ingredients.  Add sour cream, the extract, the oil, and the four eggs.  Mix well (on high for about two minutes).  Pour into a well greased pan. Bake at 350 until knife comes out clean.  I used these for mini-bundt cakes so it cooked in 15-20 minutes.  If you are using a big bundt cake pan or regular cake pans, try about 30 minutes.  Keep an eye on it.
 
Top it with whatever sugar glaze you prefer, but add a little bit of the dry pistachio pudding to the glaze to give it a bit of color.
 
Top with crushed pistachios.
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About Kathryn

I owned a successful wedding cake business for 4 years. I currently stay at home full-time running after my two boys. I started this DIY cake blog to encourage others to explore the world of creative desserts.