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pistachio pudding cake

Pistachio Pudding Cake

This is the easiest pudding cake recipe and with the green food coloring, it's perfect for seasonal celebrations! It can be made with yellow or white cake mix and baked into a sheet cake or in a bundt pan.
Servings 12


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 oz) box instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup lemon lime soda
  • 1 cup oil
  • 6-8 drops green food coloring


  • 1 (3.4 oz) box instant pistachio pudding mix
  • ½ cup cold milk
  • 1 8 oz. tub frozen whipped topping
  • 5-6 drops green food coloring


  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, 1 box of instant pudding mix, eggs, soda, oil, and green food coloring and mix with electric mixer on medium speed for about 3 minutes.
  • Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for about 25 -30 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean to indicate the cake is done.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely. While cooling, take the whipped topping out of the freezer and set aside to thaw.

For the Frosting

  • Pour the other box of instant pistachio pudding mix into a mixing bowl.
  • Add 1/2 cup of cold milk and stir these together until combined.
  • Fold in the whipped topping.
  • Add 5-6 drops of green food coloring and stir until color is evenly distributed througout the frosting.
  • Spread the frosting over the cooled cake.