This cake uses yellow cake mix, instant pistachio pudding and it's covered with a pistachio flavored whipped topping.

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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix and 1 package of instant pudding. Add the oil, eggs and club soda, mix well. Fold in the chopped nuts, reserving some for garnish if desired. Pour into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely. In a medium bowl, stir together the instant whipped topping and instant pudding. Add the milk and mix until light and fluffy. Slice cooled cake into layers, fill and frost including the hole in the middle. Garnish with nuts if desired. Keep chilled until serving.

Nutrition Facts

425 calories; 25.2 g total fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 487 mg sodium. 45.5 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2003
Great cake! I sliced the cake just once making 2 layers. I also filled the hole with frosting and it was really pretty. My dad is a big fan of pistachios and he just loved it. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2013
I've made this cake many times for my son who's birthday is on March 17th. It always turns out good. I use a sprite or 7up instead of club soda. I also use cool whip instead of the instant whipped topping. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2003
Great cake! I sliced the cake just once making 2 layers. I also filled the hole with frosting and it was really pretty. My dad is a big fan of pistachios and he just loved it. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2003
Great cake! I sliced the cake just once making 2 layers. I also filled the hole with frosting and it was really pretty. My dad is a big fan of pistachios and he just loved it. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2008
There wasn't enough genuine pistachio flavor for me because I only used the pudding mix and no actual nuts in the cake. People are really surprised by the flavor choice but pleasantly so. Extremely easy to make and a great idea that I might apply to other cake mixes with different pudding flavors. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2004
My Mother in Law used to make this cake for my husband as child for his birthday every year. She passed away a few years ago and took her recipe to the grave with her. I decided to surprise him this year and used this recipe... he loved it! It was just like mom used to make! Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2007
Great cake very moist! The frosting was too sweet for me. The middle layer was not needed. I also made this cake and substituted the pistachio pudding for banana pudding and drizzled chocolate frosting. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2013
I've made this cake many times for my son who's birthday is on March 17th. It always turns out good. I use a sprite or 7up instead of club soda. I also use cool whip instead of the instant whipped topping. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2009
I made this cake this weekend for a get together and it was a hit. It was wonderful in a very understated way. When you ate it you realized it was good and light super moist but you didn't want to smear it all over yourself - not that good. BUT both me and my husband after leaving the cake at a friends house kept thinking about and craving this cake - it's special that way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2009
My grandma used to make this for me I have such fond memories of it! She would always fill the hole with the frosting & I'm pretty sure she flavoured the cake mix with almond extract or something because as I remember it the whole thing was quite pistachio-y. Green food colouring for the batter is a must too if you're making for the family. Really helps with the presentation. Thanks for posting I can hardly wait to make it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2012
I followed the recipe exactly but unfortunately I thought this cake was mediocre. It tasted very fake and processed and didn't have as much pistachio flavor as I would have expected using a total of 2 boxes of pudding mix. I served it for St. Patrick's Day most people thought it was okay but I ended up throwing about a third of it away. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2005
My family just loved this cake!!! Read More
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