Well, St. Patrick's Day is nearly upon us, so I thought we'd revisit a recipe that celebrates the wearin' of the green. My mom used to make this cake all the time when I was a young girl, especially for potlucks. It's so moist, it doesn't need frosting and is SO delicious everyone will want the recipe. 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
1 cup water
1/2 cup canola/vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. almond extract
Green food coloring
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 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.
You could add a glaze instead of the powdered sugar, if you like, but we've always done it with just the powdered sugar.
This cake is moist and delicious. And green! Perfect for St. Patty's Day.
Well, it looks like winter is behind us here at the ranch. While people in other parts of the country were shoveling snow this past weekend, I had to mow the lawn.
Despite last week's freeze, things are growing greener by the day. And with a couple of gorgeaous afternoons behind us, I'm finally ready to embrace spring, even though summer won't be far behind.
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Three-time Carol Award finalist Mindy Obenhaus lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, the youngest of her five children and two dogs. She's passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. When she's not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more at mindyobenhaus.com.