A show-stopping Pistachio Cake that is secretly easy to make with your favorite cake mix and a few other simple ingredients. Gluten Free and DELICIOUS!
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This easy gluten free Pistachio Cake is simply stunning. It’s one of those show-stopping desserts that people will rave about and ask how many hours you spent preparing it, while you secretly chuckle about the 10 minutes of prep time it took you to put it together. I love those kinds of desserts!
Whether you’re serving this pistachio cake for Christmas dinner, a holiday party, pot luck, or just a simple get-together, it’s sure to be a success!
There are some great gluten free cake mixes that are easy to find on just about any store shelf. We have had success with both Pillsbury and Betty Crocker brands of gluten free cake mixes. You can use any cake mix that you like, but keep in mind we have only tried this recipe with those two cake mixes.
TIP: add 1/3 cup sour cream to boxed cake mixes to make them taste more like homemade 🙂
This Pistachio Gluten Free Cake features a Betty Crocker yellow cake mix and a few other simple ingredients, so it’s very quick and easy to make!
I’ve always been a HUGE fan of pistachio-flavored recipes. Growing up, my mom made a pistachio salad for just about every occasion – St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas – It was a simple salad but it always completed the meal. She still makes it to this day and I kind of feel like a little kid when she brings it over 🙂
Right now, I’m loving bundt cake. I’ve been experimenting with a few different flavors, and so far this Pistachio Gluten Free Cake is my favorite! Of course, you can bake this in a simple 9×13″ pant, but a bundt pan is a simple way to make an ordinary cake into a beautiful centerpiece.
Take this Gluten Free Pistachio Cake to the Next Level
A simple dusting of powdered sugar is all you need to serve this cake, but if you happen to have some white chocolate and chopped pistachios, you can make this easy gluten free cake into an elegant dessert that will be the star of the party!
Once the cake is cool, dust with powdered sugar using a strainer or sifter, then drizzle with melted white chocolate and sprinkle chopped pecans over the top. It is a stunning cake when it’s all dressed up, and everyone will think you spent hours making it!
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- 1 box gluten free yellow cake mix
- 1 (3.4 oz) box gluten free pistachio pudding
- 1 1/4 cups milk (we used 2%)
- 4 eggs, room temp
- 1/3 cup neutral-tasting oil (we have used avocado and canola)
- 8-10 drops green food coloring (optional)
- powdered sugar, gluten free white chocolate, and pistachios for garnish - optional
- Combine all ingredients and mix according to package directions.
- Grease a bundt or 9x13" pan and bake according to directions on cake mix box. (I bake at 350 F for 45-50 minutes in a bundt pan, or about 25-30 minutes in 9X13)
- When cake is done, let cool for 5 minutes and then remove to cool on a wire rack (leave in the pan if using a 9X13)
- Once cake is completely cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar, drizzle with melted white chocolate and immediately sprinkle with chopped pistachios, gently pressing the pistachios so they stick. Let cake cool completely before serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 7gCarbohydrates: 33gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g