Simple Pistachio Cake

Happy Easter!!!

Goodness me I just love this holiday.

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I was given dessert duty this year for our Smith family gathering and decided to prepare one of my favorites: pistachio cake. A cake so light and happy and perfect for Easter. Oh, and it’s green. And I just love green things, don’t you?!

I think my favorite thing about this cake is its secret ingredient. Club Soda. Who knew?! It really gives the cake a nice airy feeling- almost like a hybrid angle food-pound cake creation. While I baked this particular version in a rose bundt pan, it would also work well as a layer cake or as cupcakes if you’re so inclined. For me, however, I liked the ease of dumping nicely placing all the ingredients in one pan, napping for 45 minutes, and waking up to that magnificent sweet pistachio-white cake smell. It’s incredibly divine-especially for Easter Sunday!

Simple Pistachio Cake

Serves: 12-16          Prep Time: 10 minutes          Bake Time: 45-55 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour

1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder

1 package pistachio pudding

1 cup sugar 1 cup club soda

1 cup canola oil

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

In a large bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Add vanilla, oil, and sugar, and mix until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, pudding mix, and baking soda. Alternate adding flour mixture and club soda to the egg mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Pour into a greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-55 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before removing from pan and enjoy!

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