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4.19 from 16 votes

Pistachio Cake

This pistachio cake is super moist, full of nutty flavor, and the prettiest pale green color! Best of all, it's so easy to make, it's practically effortless!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, cake recipe, easy cake recipe, pistachio cake


  • Cake:
  • 1 18.25oz box of yellow cake mix
  • 1 3.4oz box of pistachio instant pudding
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 7 drops of green food coloring
  • Frosting:
  • 1 3.4oz box of pistachio instant pudding
  • ΒΌ cup whole milk
  • 1 tub Cool Whip thawed


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, add the cake mix and pudding mix and stir to combine.
  • Add eggs, oil, and milk. Stir until just combined.
  • Stir in 7 drops of green food coloring and mix until fully incorporated. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
  • For the frosting, add the pudding mix and milk to a mixing bowl. Stir in the Cool Whip (and a few more drops of green food coloring if you want.)
  • Spread the frosting evenly over the cake.