This delightful green pistachio cake is a moist and flavorful dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. The cake is made with ground pistachios, giving it a rich nutty flavor and a beautiful green hue.

It’s lightly sweetened and has a tender crumb that melts in your mouth. Topped with a simple glaze or frosting and a sprinkle of chopped pistachios, this cake is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Plus, it’s easy to make, requiring just a few simple ingredients and minimal effort. Enjoy a slice with a cup of tea or coffee for a delightful treat!

This easy Pistachio Cake recipe starts with a boxed cake mix and it is transformed into a super yummy cake that tastes homemade!

For the cake:

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix, (or white/yellow cake mix)
  • 1 (3.4 oz) box instant pistachio pudding
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • green food coloring optional

For the frosting:

  • 1 (3.4 oz) box instant pistachio pudding
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 (8 oz) tub frozen whipped topping (COOL WHIP), thawed
To make the cake:
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9″x 13″ baking dish with nonstick spray.
In a medium bowl, combine dry cake mix with dry instant pistachio pudding. Mix those together until combined.
Then add in eggs, oil and milk. Stir just until combined.
Stir in about 6 to 8 drops of green food coloring until fully incorporated.
Pour into prepared baking dish.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes. If you insert a toothpick into it, it should come out clean when done.
Allow cake to cool completely before making frosting.
To make frosting:
Pour instant pistachio pudding mix into a mixing bowl. Add in ½ cup cold milk. Stir until combined.
Stir in the thawed whipped topping.
Put in a few drops of green food coloring to really bring out that green color. About 5 drops or so.
Spread frosting onto cooled cake.
Slice and serve. If you like, sprinkle with some crushed pistachios.

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