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Pistachio Bundt Cake Recipe

Pistachio Bundt Cake Recipe

Pistachio pudding mix gives this moist cake a pretty tint of green. As it bakes, the outside browns nicely to form a slightly crunchy crust. The cake slices beautifully and would make a fun dessert for St. Patrick's Day. -Becky Gant, South Bend, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mixes, water, eggs and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • 2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 3. In small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients, adding enough milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 406 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 415mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Pistachio Bundt Cake

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rjcollura User ID: 8502914 231787
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"I've made this cake before using only 1 box of pistachio pudding. The second box of pudding puts extra special taste, texture and moistness into the cake. Baked in a Nordic Ware Classic Bundt pan. Baked 350 deg. exactly 60 min. The outer crust was nicely browned and slightly textured and the cake was perfectly baked. Next time I will try adding 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract as in my previous Pistachio Bundt cakes. I made this for Mom's 88th birthday. It has been her specialty all our lives and for her grandchildren as well. Mom loved it!"

snowmochick User ID: 2486723 133715
Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"My husband loved this cake!!!! So easy and so yummy!!!!"

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 205393
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"My daughter is in love with this cake!! Will definitely make this one again!"

lvarner User ID: 35803 84706
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

"This is so easy to make and always is a crowd pleaser."

CookieDoughEater User ID: 7177071 123818
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"This cake is so easy and consistently delicious! My son always requests this cake for his birthday, and I'm actually making one tonight!"

RHergenroeder User ID: 6026311 126523
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"This cake was good. It is not overwhelming with flavor. I topped the glaze with crushed pistachios."

kokopelli44 User ID: 723363 61823
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"This cake was so easy to make. My husband loves it. I put a piece in his lunch box this morning and he called me and told me that he LOVED THIS CAKE!!! It is so moist and it almost like it has a pudding center. He told me to definitely put this recipe in my "favorite cakes" file. I will definitely make this again. Thnaks Taste of Home for such awesome recipes...."

slug9000 User ID: 3827284 61821
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"This cake was SO easy to make. I selected the recipe because I had the ingredients on hand - I was looking for a bundt recipe in which to try out my new Thanksgiving-themed bundt pan from Williams Sonoma. I didn't have pistachio pudding on hand, but I had pumpkin spice instant pudding instead, so I used that. It was EXTREMELY moist and very tasty. I would definitely like to try this with the pistachio - I bet it would be very pretty."

acavanaugh User ID: 2680043 205392
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"The recipe has been modified. I think maybe because it was SO moist it could have been perceived as "undone". I still use the old one.....3 of the pudding mix and a full cup of oil. I also use white cake mix so the color of the cake is better. I add crushed pistachios to the cake mix and also sprinkle pistachios(crushed) onto the icing and drizzle chocolate on it also! It's really a pretty cake with these additions."

xicota User ID: 944314 205391
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"Excellent cake! Very moist. I am a bit confused, though. My Feb./Mar. 2003 issue of TOH shows the recipe on page 40, and the amount of pudding mixes is listed as three, with the oil amount listed as one cup. These were the amounts I used, and the cake was delicious."

Missionary User ID: 1191169 126521
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2010

"This is a great cake. It is moist and delicious and the best part... it's easy! Every time I make it I am asked for the recipe. Make it once and I bet you will make it often."

MaryK. User ID: 416541 84705
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"If you choose to use a yellow cake mix instead of a white one, you  can add just a tiny amount of blue food coloring (easy on that amount and I use paste food colorings). That also makes a much prettier green color than just adding green to a yellow cake mix, which in our opinion doesn't create a good clear green color. For several years this was a favorite cake for the birthday of one grandson. I also added around 1 tsp. butter flavored flavoring, and then did the same in the icing/glaze I used on the cake. This is such a nice moist cake! "

BruceB4Given User ID: 827932 54172
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"I added a bag of chocolate chips to this and it became my family's favorite!!!"

tgbvmb User ID: 1390093 54452
Reviewed May. 1, 2009

"For St Patrick's Day fun, tint the glaze with a little green food coloring. For Easter, try a little red coloring to make it pink."

rinad8244 User ID: 1287473 87718
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2009

"I've made this cake annually now for about 4 years. It's fantastic, and everyone raves about it. I've given the recipe out to about 20 people now, so don't be surprised if you come to MN and find it a potluck, or holiday meal. Super Easy, and deeelisheous!"

WJSymons User ID: 2585705 46508
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"This is a delicious cake and one I make often...makes nice little green cupcakes, too."

FriedaG User ID: 1671534 54451
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2008

"My sons call this "That Green Cake" and its the one my older son always requests for his birthday. I add 1/3 cup of almond slivers for him, and sometimes I use a white cake mix instead of yellow because it comes out greener that way."

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