Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mom's Pistachio Tea Cakes and Happy St. Paddy's Day Treats!

A perfect little dessert for St. Paddy's Day! Check out the other delights at the end of this post to include some wonderful assorted coffee's to go along with these little cakes!

You can purchase online at any cake speciality stores that sell baking pans, try Amazon.Com or Macy's. It was discontinued at William Sonoma where I purchased this.
Pistachio Cake Recipe
1 package (18-1/4 ounces) yellow or white cake mix
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
1 cup 7 up or other lemon lime soda
1 cup canola oil
3 extra large eggs or 4 large
3 drops of green food coloring
1 teaspoon almond extract
pistaschio's shelled
Mix all together with mixer till well blended. Pour into  greased prepared pans such as petite four pan, a tube, bundt, or cupcake pan. Frost with variations below and decorate with pistachio nuts.

Perfect little cakes for afternoon  esspresso, tea, coffee's, cocoa!

For Vanilla Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 drop of green food coloring
mix together till smooth, add a few more drops of water till thick and flowing to pour over tea cakes
For Chocolate Glaze:
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
3 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
add 2 tablespoons of water to each of these glazes mix thouroughly.

Standard Frosting for Bundt cakes and cupcakes
1-1/2 cups cold milk
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 cup pistachios, toasted
Mix pudding and milk together, fold in whipped topping. Sprinkle cake with toasted pistachio's.

Happy St. Patricks Day : here are some other treats for today!
Irish Cream Liqueur
Baileys Irish Cream Pie
Irish and Other Assorted Coffee's
Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake
Irish Coffee and Pistachio Cookies  2010

The Tablescaper
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