Pineapple Pistachio Cake is an easy 5 ingredient cake recipe that starts with a cake mix, pistachio pudding, and crushed pineapple. This easy dessert recipe is topped with a fluffy pistachio pudding frosting.
Keyword easy dessert recipe with a cake mix, pistachio cake
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 35minutes
Author Jessica - Together as Family
Pineapple Pistachio Cake
1box (15.25)yellow cake mix
1box (3.4 oz)instant pistachio pudding mix
1/2cupcanola or vegetable oil
1can (20 oz)crushed pineappledo not drain
Pistachio Pudding Frosting
3/4cuphalf and half milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 box (3.4 oz)instant pistachio pudding mix
8 ozCool Whipthawed
chopped pistachiosoptional for topping
Heat oven to 350°. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine cake mix, instant pudding mix, oil, eggs, and crushed pineapple (do not drain!). Beat with a handheld mixer on medium-high speed for 2 minutes, or until combined well.
Pour batter into prepared baking dish and spread out evenly.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Let cool completely on a cooling rack.
Do not frost the cake until the cake is completely cooled.
Add both milks and instant pistachio pudding into a mixing bowl. Whisk together for 1-2 minutes until it's mixed well. Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken up.
Stir in the Cool Whip until everything is mixed well. Frost the cake.
Cover the pan with tin foil or a lid and let refrigerate for 4-6 hours, or overnight, before serving. * It's not completely necessary to refrigerate the cake before serving but I find that it tastes best that way. The frosting gets really thick and the cake soaks in all the flavors.
Milks : I suggest using the two milks listed in the frosting recipe as the heavy cream adds the richness and fat that is needed in the frosting to help it hold up to the cake when slicing. You could use all heavy cream in the frosting recipe if you don't want to buy two different kinds. You can also use all half & half with good results too. But the heavy cream does add the fat and thickness so I highly recommend using both milks.Cake Mix : Yellow cake mix is preferred but you can also use white cake mix or a vanilla cake mix with great results.