Thursday, March 17, 2011

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.


Ingredients:
  • 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)
Directions:
  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!?

18 comments

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

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

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

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

    Rosie xo

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

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

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

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

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  9. how yummy does this look! love it!

    xo

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

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  11. 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 crusts...you got yourself a pistachio ice cream cake in like 4 minutes!

    Shy

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