Friday, March 2, 2012

Fun St. Patty's Day Dessert

Leprechaun's, Shamrocks, Yummy Cakes...OH MY!

This cake is so good and can be served in a variety of ways. Besides topped with powdered sugar like the picture, you can also make a powder sugar glaze to drizzle on top and sprinkle with chopped pistachio's...YUM!! I found this wonderful recipe on Pinterest and love it!


1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

1 (3.4 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups water

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

7 drops green food coloring


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.

2.In a large bowl mix together cake mix and pudding mix. Make a well in the center and pour in eggs, water, oil, almond extract and green food coloring. Blend ingredients, then beat for 2 minutes at medium speed.

3.Pour into prepared 10 inch tube pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly pressed. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

When cooled dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with glaze. The beautiful green color is a beautiful surprise when you cut into it!

May The Luck Of The Irish Be With You!!


  1. MMMM..... That looks delightful!! AND! It better bring me some FABULOUS LUCK!!! :) AND it WILL be on my ST Patty's menu!!! Thanks for sharing! You are just amazing!!!!

  2. I made this today, and it is good!!! I might put a little less almond extract in it next time...the taste is fairly powerful.

  3. I have the Shamrock Bunt Cake in the oven right now. Can't wait to taste it, but it will have to wait until tomorrow I am taking it to Church for our monthly pot luck dinner. I know it will be a big hit. Thank you so much. I like your motto, I my have to borrow sometime.

  4. I didn't think it was possible for one person to eat a whole cake!:)

  5. Made today, delicious, I did not use almond flavoring, I do not like it, did not have green food coloring, but the cake is green enough. Very moist, I put glaze on it. Glad I found the recipe. Will make again !!!