Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pistachio Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Pistachio Cake with Marshmallow Frosting is a family favorite!  Box cake mix gets an unusual flavor and color from instant pistachio pudding mix.  It's the pudding that gives this cake it's distinct green color and earns it the nickname "green cake."

Pistachio Cake with Marshmallow Frosting | Renee's Kitchen Adventures: A pudding cake with lots of flavor and a fun green color!


This cake is sort of a retro recipe.  This is my mom's recipe and she has been making it for as long as I can remember.  She's made it for all sorts of occasions, but she finishes it by dusting it with a bit of powdered sugar rather than frosting it.  I decided to frost this particular cake with a lovely marshmallow frosting since it was my husband's birthday cake this year for something a little different.  It's excellent either way.

Since this cake starts with a boxed cake mix,  there is little room for error, making this a very easy recipe.   The cake comes out moist and rich, with a pound cake sort of texture.  It is an unusual cake perfect for any occasion! 

Pistachio Cake with Marshmallow Frosting | Renee's Kitchen Adventures: A pudding cake with lots of flavor and a fun green color!

This cake and frosting are definitely NOT low calorie or  low fat as written, but you could substitute full fat sour cream for a reduced fat variety and replace half the oil with unsweetened applesauce and omit the frosting for a more diet friendly version.  I have made this cake that way and it is just as delicious as the original recipe. 

Pistachio Cake with Marshmallow Frosting | Renee's Kitchen Adventures: A pudding cake with lots of flavor and a fun green color!

For the recipe, hop on over to Mandy's Recipe Box!  This is my April contribution to that blog, but it is too good of a recipe not to share with you too!  

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11 comments:

  1. Ooo I so rarely think of using marshmallow frosting. Sounds delicious!

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    1. This was the first time I've made it and I love it! :)

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    2. Thanks for stopping by Erin!

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  2. That cake is gorgeous! I wouldn't have thought to do a marshmallow frosting with this. I bet it's amazing!

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  3. Man, I always forget about marshmallow frosting. This sounds so good!

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    1. Can you believe this is the first time I've made it? It won't be the last though! Thanks for stopping by V!

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  4. The color is just fantastic.. and marshmallow frosting.. Yummy!

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  5. Oooooo... I am loving that marshmallow frosting! Looks amazing! :)

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  6. Love this idea! This is perfect for when you want a cake that is a little different but still easy to make. Delicious!

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