I simply adore simple dessert recipes that begin with cake mixes. Making this pistachio cake is so easy that nobody would ever suspect that it begins with a package of instant pudding and a cake mix.

Ingredients for Pistachio and Pineapple Cake:

  1. One package (15.25 ounces) Mixture of yellow cake
  2. One box, weighing 3.4 ounces Pistachio pudding mix in a flash
  3. half a cup of vegetable or canola oil
  4. Three big eggs
  5. One can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks (do not drain)
  6. For the Frosting of Pistachio Pudding:
  7. Three-quarter cup of nonfat milk
  8. Half a cup of heavy cream
  9. One box, weighing 3.4 ounces Pistachio pudding mix in a flash
  10. Eight ounces Thawed Cool Whip
  11. Pistachios, chopped (optional) as a topping


  • Set oven temperature to 350°F. Apply cooking spray to a 9 x 13 baking pan.
  • Mix the cake mix, instant pudding mix, canola oil, eggs, and crushed pineapple (with juice) in a large mixing basin or the bowl of a stand mixer. Using a handheld mixer, mix on medium-high speed for approximately two minutes, or until thoroughly mixed.
  • Evenly distribute the batter after pouring it into the baking dish that has been ready.
  • A toothpick put into the center of the cake should come out clean after 35 to 40 minutes of baking.
  • On a cooling rack, let the cake cool fully.
  • Hold off on frosting the cake with pistachios until it has cooled fully. Combine the heavy cream and half-and-half milk in a mixing dish. Whisk in the until thoroughly blended, about one to two minutes, using the instant pistachio pudding mix. Give it five-minute rest to thicken.
  • Add the thawed Cool Whip and stir until thoroughly combined. Use the pistachio pudding icing to cover the cake. Before serving, place cover or piece of tin foil over the pan and refrigerate for four to six hours or overnight.
  • NoteRefrigerating the cake before serving is not necessary, although it is advised for optimal flavor and texture.
  • For an even more pleasant treat, the icing gets thicker and the cake absorbs all the flavorful goodness!

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