With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Pistachio Nut Cake

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Pistachio Nut Cake

I had been wanting to try this cake recipe from my sweet blogging friend, Mildred
@Mildred's Photo For Today.
I baked one up Saturday morning to take to Jamie's that afternoon.
After enjoying her delicious meal of Crock Pot Pulled Barbecue Chicken, coleslaw and onion rings, Josh made us coffee with his French press and we relaxed at the table with dessert.
Well, we relaxed.
They scurried about tending to their five energetic cherubs!
The youngest energetic cherub enjoyed getting in front of the camera lens as I tried to snap a few photos of the cake.

Cambrie also helped me unload load the dishwasher.
This little 14 month peanut is a fearless and constant climber.
Those very short legs do not hinder her from scaling the highest heights.
Here is the recipe for the cake that is just as delicious as Mildred says.
But even better than the cake is a
 associated with the author of the cookbook and my dear friend, Mildred.  It is a must read story!
Thank you, Mildred, for sharing it.
Pistachio Nut Cake
from: A Measure of Love by Linda Martin

1 18-oz box white cake mix
1 small pkg. instant pistachio pudding mix - dry
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. almond extract
3/4 cup chocolate syrup

Combine all ingredients except chocolate syrup.  Beat 5 minutes at medium speed of mixer.  Pour 2/3 of batter into a prepared Bundt cake pan.  Add chocolate syrup to remaining batter and mix.  Pour over batter in pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes.  (This is a moist and delicious cake)
Note:  I added a glaze made of 1 cup 10X sugar stirred with cream to desired consistency.
Joining Mary @Little Red House for Mosaic Monday!


Julie said...

what a cutie! And the cake looks delicious, too!

Life In a Little House said...

Ha how cute she is in the dishwasher lol!! That cake looks Fabulous thanks for sharing ~Love Heather

Mildred said...

Lorraine, Cambrie is so cute. I love the mosaics you created. This cake is John's all time favorite. Hope you have a very nice week. We are very tired and still looking for things but we love the new home very much. Thank you once again for your prayers for us. God has certainly blessed us.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

What a cute little peanut :) And a good helper! The cake looks amazing!

Karen said...

That is one cute dishwasher! I always loved that pistachio cake. Have a wonderful week!

Alicia said...

Much as I love the cake, that little girl is simply Delicious. What a delight!

Pondside said...

That sounds delicious....and not too complicated either.
Love your little sous chef!

GrandmaK said...

Oh my what fun pictures!! She's a dear! The cake looks scrumptious!!! Thank you! Cathy

gigi said...

I've made this recipe of Mildred's several times. It always turns out perfect! What a precious little girl.

Genie said...

Thanks for the great recipe, and a special thanks for sharing those 2 precious photos of Cambrie. This mosaic would make a great ad for the dishwasher. Happy MM.

sueskitchen said...

This recipe sounds delicious...your helper is absolutely adorable!

Snap said...

Cambrie is such a cutie and the pistachio nut cake sounds divine!

Maggie Ann said...

Your little helper does look angelic! What a sweetie....Thanks for coming by my art blog and for the nice comment also. I would like to invite you to have a 'go' at collage and join in the fun. Here is a good source of free clip at www.art-e-zine.co.uk/vintageresources.html collage is layering...for the most part. It satisfies the 'artistic' part of me.. hit and miss as that is!

Lorrie said...

Such a cute little kitchen helper! The cake sounds delicious.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A beautiful mosaic. The cake looks devine. I really like the colours you chose to accompany the photos. Lovely.

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Oh she is sooo cute and busy! What would we do without our little helpers?

Your cake looks really yummy too Lorraine. I'm so glad it was enjoyed by all.

Kathleen said...

Your little helper is just precious! They always seem drawn to the dishwasher, LOL!
The cake looks delicious, Lorraine!

Beverly said...

Cambrie is just precious..Love her little polka dots.. I have four grandkids of my own.. they are so much fun aren't they? My oldest granddaughter likes to "help" me also... your cake looks delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

Sandy said...

This looks so delicious. Can't wait
to try it. I'd certainly like to have
a cute little helper like that in my

Ann said...

That cake looks really good. Cambrie is just the cutest little thing and what a little helper she is too

crochet lady said...

Looks good! Thanks for sharing. My hubby loves pistachio flavored things...have to give this a try.

Meri said...

Good thing she isn't heavier!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Now that cake looks and sounds wonderful. Now how precious is he or what? Climbers...I have had those...enjoy!

Sue said...

One word ADORABLE! Thanks for the recipe, and I will read the story.
Enjoy your week.

Regina said...

She is so cute LDH. And the recipe is fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

Have wonderful week.

Lallee said...

Oh, that looks and sounds delicious. I love pistachios. ROFL at your adorable helper! I caught one of our Scotties standing on the door licking the dirty plates the other day.

Melissa Miller said...

Oh she is precious! The cake sounds so delicious. Pistacios are my favorite.

Warmly, ~Melissa

Vivienne said...

what an AMAZING story from Milfred!!! so interesting to read about God's perfect plans for His children :)

Carol at Serendipity said...

Just plain yum! What a little helper you have!


Clara said...

The cake really looks good too! Cherub indeed...she's just an explorer like Dora!

Peggy said...

Ha ha! Too funny! I have a photo of my 25 year old in the dish washer just like that. Oh my. Good memories.

marie said...

So many emotions as I read this post! Smiles and laughter as I read about that precious baby girl (14 months already!) and then feeling so touched by the sweet story you shared and also tears of thanksgiving as I listened to the SCC song on Mildred's blog. Plus that yummy looking pistachio cake!
Great post!!

Mary said...

Oh, that looks delicious, Lorraine! And what a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing at MM!

Oh, and your little grand baby is such a cutie! :)

Miss Jen said...

Mmmm.... that cake looks scrumptious!!! :) It is such a JOY to visit you!! *hugs*

LOVE~ Miss Jen


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