This pastel-green, easy-to-make cake is super moist with a light, creamy frosting that is perfect for any holiday like Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, etc. This cake and the yummy frosting can be adapted with almost any flavor pudding. Experiment away!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cake:
Frosting:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®).

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  • Beat cake mix, vegetable oil, club soda, eggs, and 1 package pistachio pudding mix together in a bowl until blended; pour into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Turn cake onto a cooling rack and cool completely.

  • Beat milk, 1 package pistachio pudding mix, and whipped topping mix together in a bowl using an electric mixer on high until frosting forms stiff peaks. Spread frosting on cake.

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 35.9g 12% DV; fat 18.4g 28% DV; cholesterol 37.2mg 12% DV; sodium 376.8mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2015
Fabulous! I added 1/2 C. of very finely chopped walnuts to the batter. The cake came out exactly like my mom's old recipe from the 70s which used a much larger box of cake mix. Thanks very much for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2015
Fabulous! I added 1/2 C. of very finely chopped walnuts to the batter. The cake came out exactly like my mom's old recipe from the 70s which used a much larger box of cake mix. Thanks very much for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2017
I don't like pistachio but it was my moms bday! I followed instructions as is and she loved it! I'm new to baking/cooking Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2016
I love this cake Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2018
Made it for Christmas, was a hit with the family. Special request again on New Year's!! Super easy to make and delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2018
Super moist and rave reviews from those at the party I brought it to. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2019
I made this for a St. Patrick s day party and it was a big hit. Very moist and yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2018
Delicious moist cake I added finely chopped maraschino cherries and a tsp of almond extract and omitted the frosting but added a powder sugar drizzle.Wonderful!! I also tried it with Lemon cake lemon pudding a TBS of lemon juice and some lemon zest.Even better than the pistachio in my opinion. Excellent recipe that you can substitute flavors and still get a moist devious cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2018
I've made this Spectacular Pistachio cake since 1970 for its delicious & tastiest moist cake I make Its a family favorite & big hit giving everyone the recipe to go home with Its quick easy to make! LOVE IT Thatagirl Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2018
This is almost the exact recipe of the cake I used to request for my birthday when I was growing up! I just made it for a dinner party and my kids loved it too! My version adds 1/2 cup chopped nuts (we always used walnuts but pistachios almonds or pecans would be good.) This time I decided to forgo the DreamWhip and made my own whipped cream mixed with pistachio pudding for the frosting. It turned out great and I'll make that substitution from now on. My handwritten recipe is looking a little grungy so I'm glad to have it here as well! Thank you! Read More
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