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Pistachio Pudding Cake

Prep Time:30 min
Cook Time:40 min
Yield:10 to 12 servings


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 3/4 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 3/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) package pistachio flavored instant pudding mix
  • 2 1/4 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) package pistachio flavored instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 (8 oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/3 cup pistachio nuts, shelled and finely chopped


  1. 1.
    HEAT oven to 350ºF. Coat two 9-inch round pans with no-stick cooking spray. Dust with flour.

  2. 2.
    COMBINE shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed with mixer until light and fluffy. Add water, pudding mix, flour and baking powder. Beat at low speed until blended, scraping bowl constantly. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into prepared pans.

  3. 3.
    BAKE 35 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.

  4. 4.
    COMBINE pudding mix and milk in medium bowl. Beat at medium speed 1 minute. Fold in whipped topping. Spread 1 cup frosting on bottom layer. Top with other layer. Spread remaining frosting on sides and top of cake. Sprinkle with nuts. Chill before serving.


Serving Size (1 of 10 slices), Calories 530 (Calories from Fat 220), Total Fat 24g (Saturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 55mg, Sodium 260mg, Total Carbohydrate 73g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 47g), Protein 6g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 6%, Iron 10%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Pistachio Pudding Cake With Pistachio Frosting 5 5 1 1
Delicious I have made this cake many times over the years and it's a delicious and moist cake. It's very light and everyone just loves it. March 21, 2012
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