Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day {Cake}!

I have a strange obsession with St. Patty's Day. It's not because I'm part Irish, the green beer (I don't drink), or the fact that you know what color to wear for the day... the main reason I love St. Patrick's Day is because of this cake...

I grew up eating this cake every St. Patrick's day and since getting married have continued the tradition. It's a pistachio cake which may sound strange, but I make this every year and all the people who have tried it at our St. Patty's day parties say they love it.

So today I share with you this historic recipe that comes from my Mom.

St. Patricks Day Cake:

  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 2 small packages instant pistachio pudding
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 C. oil
  • 1 C. club soda
  • 1/2 C. chopped pecans
  • Cool Whip 1 large tub or 2 small
  1. To make the cake mix together cake mix, 1 package of pudding, eggs, oil, and soda.
  2. Stir in pecans
  3. Pour into 3 greased round cake pans
  4. Bake @ 350 for 15 min or until light brown and toothpick comes out clean
  5. Let cakes cool 
  6. To make frosting fold together the Cool Whip and the other package of pudding
  7. Chill frosting until thickened
  8. Frost Cake and Enjoy! (keep refrigerated)

It ends up being a really pretty green from the pudding. But forget about looks, because mine isn't perfect... taste is all that really matters. If you eat this cake you may just want to do a little jig. Have a great St. Patrick's Day!


VickiT said...

OH MY GOSH! I know this is really late, but I just ran across your blog. I saw this and HAD to say THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!! This was a recipe my Mom and Aunts all made back in the 70's and I remember how awesome this tasted even now. Sadly, after my Mom died, I wasn't able to locate this recipe so I was thrilled to see it here. I'll be making this one very soon. I hope the lack of comments on this post doesn't mean no one tried this cake because, if so, they lost out. Anyone reading this really, REALLY should make it.

Thank you again!

Nastasia Pilar said...

Thank you for your comment. You are so welcome! I'm glad you were able to come across the recipe here. I'm sure it will bring back some great memories like it does for me. Enjoy!