Well, St. Patrick's Day is nearly upon us, so I thought I'd share a recipe that celebrated the wearin' of the green. My mom used to make this cake all the time, especially for potlucks. It's so moist, it doesn't need frosting and is SO delicious. It'll even make believers out of those who fear green foods. Best of all, it's easy.
So here's what you're going to need:
- 1 package yellow cake mix (I prefer Duncan Hines)
- 1 small package pistachio pudding mix
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup canola/vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Pour everything into a large mixing bowl.
Mix on low to combine.
Scrape down sides, then beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
Add 6-8 drops of green food coloring, if desired, and mix into batter.
Grease and flour a Bundt or tube pan, or spray with baking spray (love this stuff!).
Now pour in your batter.
Doesn't that look pretty? So spring like.
Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes, until toothpick inserted half-way between outer edge and center cone comes out clean.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto cooling rack.
Once cake has cooled completely, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
I suppose you could add glaze instead of the powdered sugar, if you like, but we've always done it with powdered sugar.
Honestly, you don't really need a fork for this. It's simply a prop. :)
I just pick it up and eat us. Well, at home anyway.
This cake is moist and delicious.
And green! Perfect for St. Patty's Day.
Do you do anything special for St. Patrick's Day?
My favorite way to celebrate is by eating corned beef and cabbage.
And now for a couple of gratuitous puppy photos.
Maddie has decided that Dixie, our golden retriever, is her new best friend.
Look how Maddie's got her little paw draped over Dixie's.
And Dixie doesn't mind in the least.
Looks like a lasting friendship to me. :)