Monday, March 14, 2022

Pistachio Cake

Let's enjoy some Pistachio Cake for a St. Patrick's Day treat. I made my friend, Debbie's from Mountain Breaths, favorite cake, and used my cozy village mini bundt pan to resemble an Irish village.  It's still cold here, and I had the fireplace going.  My sweet friend, Marylin, gave  me a set of 6 colored lights, that can change colors from white, green, red, or blue.  It's such fun to have them lit, and they have a remote with a timer. I have several in pretty rose bowls, like the one pictured here. 

My white cloth is from my late Great Aunt Kitty.  Isn't it beautiful??  

My Belleek vase was a wedding gift from one of my bridesmaids.  It has a small crack in it, and I can only use faux flowers. My sweet sis sent me the faux oxalis plant. 

Sipping tea from this Belleek teacup is a treat.

The cake recipe made 7 mini cottages, 4 mini bundts, and 1 mini loaf.

My daughter and 3 of my grandchildren treated me to brunch at a local cafe'.  It's always a happy time to be with them. 

Yield: 1 bundt, or 7 mini cottages, 4 mini bundts, and 1 mini loaf
Author: Kitty, but recipe is from Debbie at
Pistachio Cake

Pistachio Cake

This is a wonderful cake for St. Patrick's Day or for Springtime.


  • For the Cake:
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (I added a heaping 1/2 cup of an extra cake mix to make up for the boxed cake mixes that have shrunk in size.)
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


  1. For the Cake:
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mixes, water, eggs and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. (See NOTE) Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For the Glaze:
  4. Mix all the ingredients together and then drizzle over the cake.


The mini cottages and mini bundt cakes took about 25 minutes, and the mini loaf cake took about 35 minutes.

Thank you for your visit!  xo

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  1. How sweet to have cakes in the shape of a houses. I don't think I have ever had Pistachio Cake....sounds delicious. Such a pretty teacup; perfect for a St Patrick's celebration. Your Aunty Kitty has certainly passed on some beautiful treasures to you, Kitty.

  2. I like the light green color of the cakes Kitty! Happy St. Patty's Week-enjoy:@)

  3. So festive and spot on for this week, Kitty! That table topper is exquisite with its shamrock design! And that a lot of cake!! Love the faux oxalis, it's perfect. I hope you have a wonderful week leading up to the start of spring. Yay!

  4. Kitty, Mini desserts are always more fun and I love your sweet little cottage cakes to pair with your cottage teapot! Your Aunt Kitty’s shamrock embroidered cloth is beautiful along with your Belleek vase and teacup. I always enjoy seeing your family and grands. Happy Monday to you, stay warm. ♥

  5. How Cute those houses are! Love them...
    Thanks for the recipe!

  6. I knew you'd be honoring St.Pat's! Such lovely linens and Irish dishes. Those cakes are adorable. How nice to be with your beautiful daughter and her family💕

  7. Sweet family pic! Your little "Irish" tea time looks wonderful, as always. I have never made pistachio cake before - and it sounds like a fun easy recipe. Thank you! I know my eldest daughter would love that cake! She adores pistachio flavor!

    I never use cake boxes - they actually truly shrunk in size????? When did this happen? That would affect so many zillions of recipes. Glad you mentioned.

    Have a happy week, dear friend. ♥

  8. What a lovely piece of linen from your aunt. Those heirlooms mean so much and I'm sure you think of her every time you use it. The cakes look cute in those shapes. What fun to have an outing with your daughter and some of the grands! Have a good week, Kitty.

  9. Oh how adorable! Love the room too!

  10. Look at you Kitty! Those cakes are adorable! What a lovely picture of you, your daughter and grands. Nothing sweeter is there? I hope your week is lovely for you and stay warm. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. This is such a great post and nod to all things Irish! Love the cake recipe and the darling little cakes. My sister has a collection of Belleek and I just love this pattern. How lucky you are to live near your family. Great photo.......Have a wonderful week Kitty.

  12. I've always been a fan of Belleek and would love to add their teacup to my collection.

    I love pistacho treats like pistachio ice cream so I'm sure that I'd enjoy your super charming cakes!

  13. I love the cute St. Patrick's Day set up on the table and the pistachio cake looks and sounds delicious. What a nice photo of you and the family. I hope you have a happy St. Patrick's Day and week Kitty.

  14. Oh Kitty, your little Irish village of cakes is adorable! Yes, that white cloth is beautiful as is your Belleek china pieces. A darling St. Patrick’s Day viignette!
    I did not know that cake mixes are now smaller, that’s terrible! Fun lunch with your daughter and grands…Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️

  15. What a delightful tea! Never had pistachio cake, but it sure sounds delicious! My daughter's birthday is on St. Patrick's Day :) Such a sweet outing with your daughter's family, those times are so special! Your teacup and vase are just gorgeous, a lovely setting to enjoy such a delicious cake with :)

  16. Darling little village cottage cakes. Your Belleck china is lovely. A perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Your cloth is a treasure from your aunt. How fun to have lunch with the family. Lots of smiles.

  17. Cake sounds delicious though I've never heard of it (and I am Irish!!!) but it looks lovely nonetheless! Happy St Patrick's Day

  18. Copying this recipe down! I posted a Irish cake recipe on my blog today, too. Happy St. Paddy's Day to you! xo Diana

  19. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
    How lovely to have an outing with your daughter and the grandchildren ... fun times.

    All the best Jan

  20. Oh, I just love the little cakes! So pretty and festive! And it was so great to see you with your sweet family. I know you missed Connor being there and hope he is doing okay. May the Lord bless you, sweet friend.

  21. I remember making this cake! It was called Watergate Cake in the 70s :) It's a great cake and thanks for the reminder about it, Kitty. Love the lunch outing!!


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