This pistachio cake is so light and moist and fantastic. I know what you might be thinking, pistachio cake?! ┬áThe funny thing is it really doesn’t taste like pistachios. If I didn’t tell you then you probably couldn’t even tell that it was pistachio. The recipe uses pistachio pudding which is what makes it so moist and delicious. I promise that if you give it a try it will be your new go to dessert.

The Cast of Characters

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, pour in cake mix and instant pudding.

To the bowl, add the water, oil, and eggs.

Mix with a rubber spatula until the mixture is just combined.

Using a hand mixer on medium speed, beat until combined and smooth.

Pour into prepared pan.

Place the cake in the oven on the center rack.

Don’t look at how dirty my oven is! It gets a workout in our house.

Cook for 45 minutes. Test with a toothpick in the center to see if it’s done. If it’s done the toothpick will come out clean. If the toothpick comes out with cake on it then put it back in the oven for 5 more minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in the pan.

Once cooled invert the pan over a dish or a cake pedestal and give it a little jiggle. It should pop right out.

You really want to make sure the cake is totally cool before the next step. Sprinkle confectioner’s sugar over the cake. Oh, my…

I know that it seems weird that the cake is in the sink, but it just saves from having to clean up confectioner’s sugar from all over the counter.

If you are making this for guests or for a special occasion, wait to sprinkle the sugar on the cake until right before serving. It will just ensure that it looks nice and pretty for your guests.

That’s it! ┬áDig in and enjoy.

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Perfect Pistachio Cake!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, add cake mix, pudding, eggs, oil, and water. Mix with rubber spatula until just combined.
  3. Using and electric mixer, beat ingredients until combined with no lumps.
  4. Pour into prepared pan.
  5. Cook for 45 minutes. Check to see if it is completely cooked by sticking a toothpick in the center of the cake. If there is still cake on the toothpick then cook for 5 more minutes.
  6. Allow cake to cool completely in the pan.
  7. Invert bundt pan over a dish and give it a jiggle to pop it out of the pan.
  8. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.
  9. Enjoy!
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