Saturday, March 12, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Cake

Everyone is "Irish" on St. Patrick's Day, right?   It isn't the 19th, but there is always room for a slice of cake, followed by an Irish coffee, no?  This satisfies the "cake craving", but without all that sugar in frosting/icing.  And that means we can all have another coffee!!  Faith and begorrah - it's a PLAN!!  Slainte - have a wonderful day!

St. Patrick's Day Cake

Ingredients :
1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
4 large eggs
1 cup club soda
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup cold 2% milk
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, soda and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in walnuts, if you'd like.

Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan (Bundt).

Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

In a large bowl, beat the cream, milk, pudding mix and confectioners' sugar on high until stiff peaks form. Frost cake.* Sprinkle with walnuts. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings.

*Or be wicked lazy (like me) and serve a slice of cake topped with a HEALTHY dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with the nuts.  I'm thinking a little drizzle of whiskey wouldn't hurt AT ALL!!!

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