Saturday, December 29, 2018

Easiest Way to Make Homemade Pistachio Cake

This easy pistachio cake is moist, easy, & delicious! It's the perfect spring dessert.


  • 1 Betty Crocker Super Moist white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 small (3.4 ounce) package of pistachio instant pudding
  • 3 large eggs

**For frosting**

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 small (3.4 ounce) package of pistachio instant pudding
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: chopped pistachios for embellishment on the sides of the cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix and pistachio instant pudding.
  3. Add the water, sour cream, and eggs. Using a hand mixer, stir all ingredients for one minute on high speed.
  4. Butter and lightly flour two round cake pans. Evenly pour the cake into the two pans.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. When the cake is completely cooled, make the frosting.
  7. In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, combine the whipping cream, powdered sugar, salt, and pistachio instant pudding mix.
  8. Whip everything until you get stiff peaks with the whipping cream (about 3-5 minutes on high). You want the frosting to be thick and spreadable.
  9. Put the bottom layer of cake on a cake stand. Add about 1 cup of the frosting mixture on top of the cake and spread until even.
  10. Put the top layer of cake on, and apply the frosting to the top and sides of the cake.
  11. Optional: embellish the cake with chopped pistachios, sweetened coconut, sprinkles, etc.