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Easy pistachio Bundt cake

Recipe by:Jane Dewey

Ingredients

  • Pistachio cake
    1 (18.5-oz.) box white cake mix
    1 (3.5-oz.) box instant pistachio pudding mix
    3 eggs
    3/4 cup vegetable oil
    1 cup lemon-lime carbonated beverage
    1 to 2 cups coarsely chopped, natural pistachios
  • Pistachio lime glaze, optional (see note)
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    4 tbsp. fresh lime juice, divided use
    1/2 cup powdered sugar
    1/2 cup chopped pistachios

Directions

For cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil and lemon-lime beverage until well blended. Fold in pistachios. Pour batter into a greased and floured Bundt or angel food cake pan and bake for 45 minutes or until done. Remove the cake from the oven and cool on a rack for 30 minutes before inverting the pan to remove the cake.

If using glaze: Turn the cake top-side-up. Combine granulated sugar and 3 tbsp. of the lime juice in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Brush syrup all over the top and sides of the warm cake. Stir powdered sugar with the remaining 1 tbsp. lime juice in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle glaze over the top of the cake. Immediately sprinkle pistachios over the glaze. Let stand until the glaze sets, about 10 minutes.

Note: Gwen Schoen (the "foodie" of California Bountiful's "The Farmer and the Foodie" column) offers this optional recipe for pistachio lime glaze.

Serves 12

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