Friday, March 12, 2010

{Recipes} Chocolate Pistachio Cake ~ Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

I apologize for the lack of posts this week! We have been busy, busy over here and the weekend is just beginning. We're headed to our ranch and good friends are coming along. But I did not want to leave you with just one post for the week! Here is one of my favorite cakes that my mom used to make for me and her mom made for her. It is perfect for St. Patrick's Day AND it's simple too! Enjoy!

Chocolate Pistachio Cake

* 1 package yellow cake mix
* 1 small package pistachio instant pudding
* 4 eggs
* 1 cup water
* 1/2 cup oil
* 1/2 tsp almond extract
* 1/4 cup chocolate syrup...sometimes I add a little more
* 1/4 cup powder sugar

* Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a Bundt pan (Pam will work just fine).
* In a large mixing bowl, combine yellow cake mix with pistachio pudding. Add eggs, water, oil and extract and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
* Put 1/3 of the batter in a small mixing bowl and mix with 1/4 cup of chocolate syrup.
* Pour the two batters into the pan, alternating the yellow and chocolate. Swirl a little of the chocolate into the yellow with a spatula.
* Bake 50-55 minutes; be sure not to undercook. Cool 15 minutes before removing from pan and cool on a wire rack.
* Cool completely and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

{cake images via Bakerella}

This cake is DELICIOUS and moist and stays that way for longer than usual! I would love to know if you decide to bake this!

Have a wonderful weekend and I will be back next week with lots of great real parties!


SimplySandi said...

Looks awesome! Can't wait to try it.

Unknown said...

That looks crazy yummy and so perfect for st pattys!

Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

I never knew there was pistachio instant pudding! I'm gonna have to look for that one;o)

Nicki W. said...

mmmmm! going to try it for sure!!

A Blissful Nest said...

That looks so yummy!!

jackie fo said...


kara's party ideas said...

I love pistachio anything! Yum~

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Sandi said...

this looks delicious...and its so cute! love the green!

Great Cake Recipes @ said...

This is delicious. Love the top pic! yummyyy

SimplySandi said...

Just had to report back - I made the cake over the weekend - and received rave reviews. Many said it was the best cake they ever had.

Nat J said...

I made this over the weekend and it was delicious! And super-easy too.
I looked for other recipes on your blog and will be making the chocoalte chip bundt cake for book club this week.

Thanks for sharing.

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty said...

Nat and Sandi ~ I am SO glad you enjoyed the cake! Thanks for letting me know how it turned out!

Lynn said...

I'm going to try this for my Bible study refreshments when it's my turn. I love receipes that look great, taste great, but are easy to make...more time for my sewing. I have some items on Kate Landers Events website..that's how I found you.

Kathy's Blog said...

I made this with my 3 year old for St Patty's Day and my family loved it. This is one I will repeat!

Laura said...

So I bookmarked this recipe ages ago and completely forgot about it. Well I just made it for a little get together I'm having tomorrow and let me tell you its taking everything I have not to just eat it right now! The batter was delicious and so easy to make. I'm sure the cake will be great too. Thanks!

Maurilia said...

I made this tonght and it turned out great! May I ask what brand of chocolate syrup you use? I used Hersey's but it didn't come out as dark as yours.

Thanks so much for sharing! This is saved as a favorite of ours :)

I wouldn't bother if I were you, I saw a cool blog on cats who like pizza on the next page. said...

That's not even a picture of this chocolate pistachio cake. You site Bakerella, but that's her chocolate and matcha cake. How very uncool.

Unknown said...

This is one of my childhood favorites. My mom used to make this for parties. Its really good with some powdered sugar/water frosting drizzled on top of it. Thanks for posting -- I've been looking for this recipe for a while =)

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