January 15, 2011


I usually only make this cake for St. Patrick's Day (hence the name), but I was craving it, so I had to make it now, but hey, now you have an idea for a fun green cake two months in advance!! I decided to try it as a bundt cake this time instead of the usual cupcakes and to even make things quicker I used a store bought frosting instead of making homemade.  

This cake is light and fluffy, which is my favorite type of cake.  It has a yummy flavor and it stays fresh for several days and it does not have to be refrigerated.  

St. Patrick's Pistachio Cake
adapted from the: The Cake Mix Doctor

1 white cake mix
1 small box pistachio instant pudding
1 c. lemon-lime soda
1 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. Irish cream coffee creamer (or milk)
3 large eggs
a few drops green food coloring, optional
store-bought vanilla or cream cheese frosting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt pan or line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.  Place all ingredients in a large bowl.  Blend on low for 30 seconds.  Increase speed to medium and mix two minutes more.  Bake about 50 -55 minutes for a bundt cake or 18-22 minutes for cupcakes.  

Remove from oven and if using a bundt pan, allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes, then invert to a serving platter and cool completely.  Place store-bought frosting in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds or until it's slightly melted.  Using a fork, drizzle over cooled cake.  I usually only use 1/2 of the frosting and refrigerate the rest for later.


  1. My sister would love the idea of a green cake like this. It's her favorite color. Your glazing on this cake is spot on and it sounds delicious. I have a new linky on my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/01/sweets-for-saturday-1_21.html

  2. Thank you so much for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday. I really appreciate the support and hope that you'll be able to join in again next Saturday. There'll also be a cute button that you can grab next time for your post.

  3. Love the name of your blog. I really would eat cake for dinner, lunch and breakfast too! LOL Just found out your site through Lisa's Linky party. :)

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  4. are you sure the recipe calls for one cup of oil,the St. Patricks Pistachio cake. signed baker at times.

    1. Yes, it does call for a whole cup of oil. It is a very moist cake.