Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pistachio Cake

I went searching through my old file of try-it recipes yesterday and found this unusual marble cake recipe. I thought it might be pretty for St. Patrick's Day. Back in the 70's there was a popular cake recipe that circulated; it also included pistachio pudding mix and was called "Watergate Cake". This one sounds like it might have a little more flare since it includes orange juice and you swirl chocolate syrup through it to achieve the marbling. I think chocolate kisses or chocolate shavings might be nice on top!

Pistachio Cake
(came as a promo with Nordic Ware Bundt Pan-??year)

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1 C orange juice
1/3 C cooking oil
1 pkg. instant pistachio pudding mix (3 1/2 oz.)
1/2 C commercial chocolate syrup

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, o.j., cooking oil and pudding mix; blend at low speed for 1 minute, then beat at high speed 3 more minutes. Pour 2/3 of the batter into a greased and floured 12-cup Bundt Pan. Add chocolate syrup to remaining third of the batter and mix at medium speed until well blended. Pour over top of batter in pan. Marbelize by cutting through batter with knife. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until cake tests done. Cool in pan 10-15 minutes; turn out on wire rack or serving plate to complete cooling. Top with chocolate glaze.

BRAG MOMENT: My first daffodils are in bloom this morning!!

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  1. sounds delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  2. I LIKE making cakes with pudding and this one sounds YUMMY!!! with the addition on chocolate syrup.

  3. I make one similar for St. Paddy's Day, only mine calls for white cake mix. We love it!!

  4. Hi Marcia,
    My little hubby will just love this Pistachio Cake. Anything Pistachio is his love. It looks like a great recipe! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. This looks like a good cake, thanks for sharing!
    Im a new follower.