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St. Patrick's Day

In honor of St. Patrick's day I decided to make an Irish dessert a few days ago. I wasn't planning on necessarily making the dessert green but when I stumbled upon THIS recipe I knew I had to make it. I love pistachio flavored anything so i was excited to make this. Ecspecially the pistachio icing. I adapted it from this recipe.

  • 1 Package of White Cake Mix
  • 2 Small Boxes of Instant Pistachio Pudding Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup Ginger Ale
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Cup of Walnuts
  • 1 1/4 Cups of Milk
  • 1 Container of Cool Whip
  • Green sprinkles (if desired)
  1. Combine cake mix, 1 of the pudding mix, eggs, oil, ginger ale, vanilla and nuts in a large bowl and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  2. Grease a pan, bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Allow the cake to cool immediately.
  4. For the frosting, make pudding as described in box but only use 1 1/4 cups of milk.
  5. Allow the pudding to thicken and then fold in the cool whip.
  6. Frost, decorate and enjoy!
This cake is so fast and easy to make, I hope anyone that tries it enjoys it. I will catch up with all of you this weekend. I've been fighting migraines all week long so I need to get to bed. Luckily, it's supposed to be nice out the next few days. Who else can't wait for the spring weather!?


  1. mmmmm pistachios are soooo gud

  2. Anonymous3/17/2011

    Looks very delicious.

  3. ummm.. yum! that's so cool!

  4. Looking delicious! Yummy!

  5. neat! i never thought about putting ginger ale in a cake, i guess it works as a leavening agent?

  6. mmm Looks so good! Kudos to you for being so festive! :)

  7. looks yummy :) happy st patty's day to you!

  8. oh maaaan that looks so yummy!
    im jealous! :D

    Rosie xo

  9. Looks good... and yum pistachio's are SO good xx

  10. this looks AMAZING
    great blog!
    loving the posts
    stop by some time xx

  11. Anonymous3/18/2011

    Yum, I love cake.

  12. Good job for making green cake!!! Love it :)

  13. ahhh now i'm hungry. ps-your comments always make me so happy! :)

  14. how yummy does this look! love it!


  15. Thanks for the comments. It was definently yummy. :)
    I'm glad Jenni! :)

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  16. Pistachio pudding is my favourite!!! :O I am gonna have to try this out! I usually mix the pudding with some vanilla ice cream and throw it in one of those pre-made graham cracker got yourself a pistachio ice cream cake in like 4 minutes!



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