Pistachio pineapple cake

Pistachio pineapple cake is a delightful dessert that combines the nutty flavor of pistachios with the sweetness of pineapple. Here’s a recipe to make this delicious cake:


For the Cake:

  • 1 box (about 15.25 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained (reserve the juice)

For the Frosting:

  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained (reserved from the cake)

Optional Garnish:

  • Chopped pistachios
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Sliced pineapple


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking pan or two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, instant pistachio pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, and vegetable oil. Mix until well combined and smooth.
  3. Fold in the crushed pineapple until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan(s) and spread it out into an even layer.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes for a 9×13-inch pan or 20-25 minutes for round cake pans, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool completely in the pan(s) on a wire rack.
  7. While the cake is cooling, prepare the frosting. In a mixing bowl, combine the instant pistachio pudding mix and milk. Whisk until smooth and thickened, about 2 minutes.
  8. Fold in the thawed whipped topping until well combined.
  9. Fold in the crushed pineapple until evenly distributed throughout the frosting.
  10. Once the cake has cooled completely, spread the frosting evenly over the top of the cake.
  11. Optional: Garnish the cake with chopped pistachios, maraschino cherries, and/or sliced pineapple for a decorative touch.
  12. Refrigerate the cake for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the frosting to set.
  13. Slice and serve your delicious pistachio pineapple cake, and enjoy!

This cake is perfect for any occasion, from birthdays to potlucks, and its unique flavor combination is sure to be a hit with friends and family.

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