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

36 comments:

Blackswan said...

What an awesome treat, Claudia! Tho' we don't celebrate St Pat's Day in S'pore, it's great to read about it.

Su said...

Just lovelly. Great pictures too :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Lovely lovely presentation, those tea cakes are so cute. I'm going to buy that baking tray, thank you for sharing.

Emily Malloy said...

You are a darling! This is adorable. Send me that drink, please!!

Angie's Recipes said...

How beautiful! They must have tasted great.

Malli said...

What a decadent treat for the eyes and the belly too!! Happy St Pat's!

Claudia said...

I may have to do this. Enough said. Happy Saint Patrick's Day.

Patti said...

How pretty Claudia! Lovely presentation!

Reeni said...

I love pistachio cake - my Mom used to make one when we were kids - makes me want it now! These look so pretty - what time is tea? I'll hop on a plane!

alison said...

happy saint patrick day to you,claudia!great,great presentation!

Swathi said...

These cute and ultimate treat to celebrate st Patrick day.

Parsley Sage said...

Lovely treats for St. Paddys!

FOODESSA said...

Charming and elegant all in one beautiful setting.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day my friend,
Claudia

Tammy said...

How lovely, Claudia! These look splendid and festive!
Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

xx,
Tammy

Trix said...

These are so pretty, Caludia!!

Drick said...

Claudia, I saw these earlier today but did not have time to comment - these are truly teacakes in the purist form, that is, of what I think tea cakes should be... Momma and most southerners make tea cakes that are really nothing more that slightly sweet, thin shortbread cookies, ya know what I mean? and I do love them too, but even though we call them tea cakes, they take back seat to these....

Now Serving said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day - I am a sucker for any "Mom's" recipe and you turned out a super delicious looking tea cake! I am posting a "mom's recipe tomorrow - please tune in :) Also please check out my Crazy for Cakes Event -http://priyasnowserving.blogspot.com/2011/02/announcing-second-guest-event.html
Lovely blog, first time here - Cheers Priya

Claudia said...

I made this today as the St. Patrick's Day treat and my family is in love. I made it as a bundt cake and now I know I will be making it every year. They just told me so!

Lizzy said...

Your tea cakes are adorable. I now have specialty pan envy :)

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful presentatition cake looks delicious i like the pistachios

Sweet and Savory said...

These are fabulous. Pretty and cute, at the same time, they are simply lovely. I want that pan. The results are perfect.

Amanda said...

What cute little cakes, and I love that cake pan, fun!

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Too cute!

Joanne said...

Absolutely adorable.

Victoria said...

Claudia, those are the cutest cakes I've ever seen!! Not only are they perfect for St. Patty's Day, but I would happily serve them up at a tea party! Thanks so much for sharing :) Have a great weekend!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Claudia, these little tea cakes with the ever so minty colored green icing are just precious and gorgeous! I love the tea set that you used as well! What a beautiful post that's delicious too! Gosh, thanks for sharing such a celebratory recipe on Fresh Clean and Pure Friday.....it is just perfect for this time of year! Hope you had some fun on St. Patty's day!

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, My reaction when I looked at your blog was, "Oh how pretty"! These look so dainty and tasty. I love the tea set..I just love it. Well, have a wonderful evening. Blessings, Catherine xo

FOODalogue said...

I hope you entered this in the FoodBuzz tea party event. It's perfect!

Magic of Spice said...

What a beautiful setting and presentation of these wonderful tea cakes... gorgeous!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend

Design Wine and Dine said...

really beautiful photos! wow!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The cakes look great, wish I had one now:@)

Snap said...

Thank you for the recipe. Such a wonderful St. Paddy Day treat! Happy Spring!

The Tablescaper said...

Lovely tea set and marvelous treats! Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Martha said...

What darling little cakes!

Kristen said...

Loving these sweet cakes!

Kelsey said...

that is an adorable pan!