Pistachio Double Pudding Cake

When I told my daughter I was making a pistachio cake, and that it would be green, she was extremely confused.

Cake that tastes like pistachios? Green cake? Huh?

Pistachio Double Pudding Cake - There's pistachio pudding in the soft cake AND in the fluffy whipped frosting!! Pistachio fans are going to love this retro-inspired cake that's EASY and DELICIOUS!!

I just told her it’s a retro kind of cake. People used to make pistachio cakes all the time, at least in my childhood memories there are lots of them, and since I had never made one, it was time to change that.

The cake is easy and infused with plenty of pistachio flavor. It’s super soft and moist thanks to a box of instant pistachio pudding that’s added to a box of yellow cake mix. I love shortcuts.

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Pistachio Double Pudding Cake - There's pistachio pudding in the soft cake AND in the fluffy whipped frosting!! Pistachio fans are going to love this retro-inspired cake that's EASY and DELICIOUS!!

Club soda is another secret weapon added to the batter that helps the cake stay light and moist.

The creamy, fluffy frosting that I wanted to eat by the spoonful includes another box of pistachio pudding that’s mixed with whipped topping.

Pistachio Double Pudding Cake - There's pistachio pudding in the soft cake AND in the fluffy whipped frosting!! Pistachio fans are going to love this retro-inspired cake that's EASY and DELICIOUS!!

If you don’t have pudding mix, cake mix, or whipped topping in your area or are opposed to using them, this probably isn’t the recipe for you because I can’t speak to the results if you don’t use them.

And the glorious pistachios garnishing the cake. So good.

Pistachio Double Pudding Cake - There's pistachio pudding in the soft cake AND in the fluffy whipped frosting!! Pistachio fans are going to love this retro-inspired cake that's EASY and DELICIOUS!!

Pistachio Double Pudding Cake

This retro cake is easy and infused with plenty of pistachio flavor. It’s super soft and moist thanks to a box of instant pistachio pudding that’s added to a box of yellow cake mix. The creamy, fluffy frosting includes another box of pistachio pudding that’s mixed with whipped topping.

Ingredients:

Cake

Frosting

  • one 3.4-ounce box instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup cold milk (must be cow’s milk; not soy, almond, cashew, etc. or pudding won’t set up)
  • one 8-ounce container whipped topping, thawed (I used fat free)
  • 1/3 cup shelled pistachios (I used salted), for garnishing

Directions:

  1. Cake – Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 12-cup Bundt pan very well with floured cooking spray or grease and flour the pan; set aside.
  2. To a large bowl, add all ingredients and beat with a handheld electric mixer on low speed for about 30 seconds and then beat on high until well blended and combined.
  3. Turn batter out into prepared pan and bake for about 40 to 45 minutes, or until done. A toothpick inserted should come out clean or with a few moist crumbs but no batter. Allow cake to cool in pan for about 10 to 15 minutes before inverting onto a cake stand or platter. Allow cake to cool completely before frosting it so the frosting doesn’t melt.
  4. Frosting – To a large bowl, add the pudding mix, milk, and beat with a handheld electric mixer on medium-high speed until combined and it begins to thicken; about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add the whipped topping and beat to incorporate, about 2 minutes. Evenly add frosting to the cake. I just added it to the top but you can spread it down the sides and center if desired.
  6. Evenly garnish with pistachios and serve immediately. Cake will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Cake base adapted from Tablespoon

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11 comments on “Pistachio Double Pudding Cake”

  1. Very cool retro cake!! I bet the almond extract is a nice hint of extra flavor too. I could go all out with this and have a scoop of coconut or pistachio ice cream with it. Have a nice Memorial Day weekend!

  2. I’ve never had pistachio cake, but I love pistachio pudding! I’ve never heard of club soda in a cake, but if you recommend it, it must be good. :)

  3. Yes, retro! My landlady made me this cake for my birthday in 1975. Since then it’s been the traditional special event cake in our family. Yummy! I hope everybody who likes pistachio ice cream makes this–it will be your new favorite.

  4. Pistachio cake is my favorite kind of cake. I love this recipe!! Viva the Watergate cake!

  5. hey girl- this cake looks so tasty!

  6. I love that you used the club soda! When I use bubbles in my cakes it always makes them SO good. Plus you can’t go wrong with pistachio pudding mix!

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