How to Make a Delicious Pistachio Cake In A Bundt Pan

A buttery white cake glazed with pistachio pudding makes this Pistachio Cake In A Bundt Pan an instant hit with pistachio lovers. Not just a feast for the eyes, this easy-to-make pistachio cake is absolutely decadent. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a nice slice of heaven. Perfect for any occasion.

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This pistachio cake in a bundt pan takes a basic buttery white cake and transforms it into a real show stopper. Thick rich pistachio pudding and freshly chopped pistachios take the flavor and appearance of this cake to the next level.

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Perfect for an everyday treat or ideal for those festive occasions. I’ve used a Bundt pan here but you can easily make it a layer cake or turn it into a 8″ square cake. Just adjust your baking times accordingly.

Dress it up and add some vanilla or cinnamon or make it even creamier by using cream cheese instead of milk in the icing. The choice is yours. However you decide to prepare this cake I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Leftover cake will keep for up to 4 days in an airtight container on the kitchen counter or up to 3 months in the freezer.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe For Pistachio Cake In a Bundt Pan

  • This cake comes together easily so even a novice baker can make a flawless cake.
  • Truly a unique combination of flavors and textures.
  • Great for St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Perfect to dress up or down depending on the occasion.

Equipment Needed

  • Bundt pan
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric hand mixer

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Ingredients for Pistachio Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick (8 tbsp) cold butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup pistachios
  • ½ cup hazelnuts
  • 1 pack Jello pistachio instant pudding (available HERE)
  • 1 cup milk
ingredients for pistachio cake

How To Make Pistachio Cake in a Bundt Pan

  • Grease a 9-inch Bundt pan with butter or margarine. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  • Beat the sugar with eggs, adding one egg at a time.
eggs in a bowl
  • Add the butter and using an electric mixer, whip for about 3 minutes until light and creamy.
beaters in wet ingredients
  • Soak pistachios and hazelnuts in water for a minute or so. This will help prevent them from dropping to the bottom of the cake.
wet ingredients
  • In a separate bowl, mix baking powder with flour and then add the soaked pistachio and hazelnuts. Leave about 2 tablespoons of pistachios for garnish.
mixing in dry ingredients for pistachio cake
  • Fold the flour into the batter slowly and mix until fully incorporated.
pistachios and flour mixing
  • Pour the batter into the Bundt pan and top with pistachios if desired.
pour pistachio cake batter into bundt cake pan
  • Bake for about 40 minutes.
baked pistachio cake in bundt pan
  • Allow the cake to cool before glazing.

To prepare the glaze:

  • In a small bowl, mix Jello pistachio instant pudding with 1 1/2 cups of milk and whisk to combine.
mixing pistachio pudding
  • Once the mixture is set, glaze the top of the Bundt cake and garnish with the remaining pistachios.
glazing pistachio cake with pistachio pudding

Enjoy! This cake is perfect for a hearty snack or to take to your next get-together.

overhead view of pistachio cake

It’s delicious with milk or just by the slice.

overhead fork view of pistachio cake slice

Variations of This Cake

  • Change up the cake and use a cake mix or one of your favorite cake recipes.
  • Use cashew or pecans instead of pistachios and hazelnuts.
  • Change up the shape and bake the cake in a square pan or turn it into a layer cake and bake the batter in 2 8″ round pans.
  • For a richer frosting mix the pudding mix with Cool Whip, whipping cream or cream cheese.
close view of pistachio cake

Tips and Tricks

  • Toast the pistachios and hazelnuts for a more robust flavor.
  • For a deeper green color add a few drops of green food coloring to either the cake or the frosting.
  • Let the cake cool completely before removing it from the pan.
  • If you have a tube pan on hand feel free to use that instead of a Bundt pan. You’ll still get the round shape and the baking time will be about the same.
  • Pick up shelled pistachios and make your life a bit easier.
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FAQs

What makes a Bundt cake different from a regular cake?

The key difference between a Bundt cake and a regular cake is its shape. A Bundt is a type of round cake pan that bakes cakes in its unique shape.

Can you use a regular cake pan instead of a Bundt pan?

You can use a regular cake pan to bake your cake if you don’t have a Bundt pan but the baking time may differ. If your pan is shorter the bake time will be less so test for doneness 10 minutes earlier.

Do Bundt pans need to be greased?

It will be much easier to remove the cake from the pan if it is greased.

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How to Make a Delicious Pistachio Cake In A Bundt Pan

A buttery white cake glazed with pistachio pudding makes this Pistachio Cake In A Bundt Pan an instant hit with pistachio lovers.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Equipment

  • Bundt Pan
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Electric hand mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick cold butter (8 tablespoons)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup pistachios
  • ½ cup hazelnuts
  • 1 pkg Jello pistachio instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions
 

  • Grease a 9-inch Bundt pan with butter or margarine.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  • Beat the sugar with eggs, adding one egg at a time. Add the butter and using an electric mixer whip for about 3 minutes until light and creamy.
  • Soak pistachios and hazelnuts in water for a minute or so. This will help prevent them from dropping to the bottom of the cake.
  • In a separate bowl, mix baking powder with flour and then add the soaked pistachio and hazelnuts. Leave about 2 tablespoons of pistachios for garnish.
  • Fold the flour mixture into the egg and butter mixture slowly, and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the Bundt pan and bake for about 40 minutes. Allow the cake to cool before glazing.
  • In a small bowl, mix Jello pistachio instant pudding with 1 cup of milk and whisk to combine. Once the mixture is set, glaze the top of the Bundt cake and garnish with the remaining pistachios.
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