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Pistachio Pudding Cake With Pistachio Frosting

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


  • Pillsbury™ Baking Spray with Flour
  • 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 3/4 oz.) package pistachio-flavored instant pudding mix
  • 2 1/4 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 (3 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 layer pans with flour no-stick cooking spray.

  2. 2.
    COMBINE shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla in bowl of electric mixer; beat 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 wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely.

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


Serving Size (1/10), Calories 530 (Calories from Fat 230), Total Fat 25g (Saturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 75mg, Sodium 170mg, Total Carbohydrate 63g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 38g), Protein 11g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 20%, 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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