Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It isn't St. Patrick's day?

Workout- 8mile run (1hr, 10min) Last night's weight class was lots of core and lots of legs.  The perfect workout to do if you are going to  run 8 miles about 12 hrs later.  I should have had a few beers and a dozen chicken wings to make sure it was 100% incredible.  The route was flat and easy.  Thank goodness cause my legs weighted about 50lbs each and they never fell into a good rhythm.
What did happen was my hair grew wings and a hair horn.  Score!

When you have sore legs and a hair horn the only thing to do is make cake.
The inside is suppose to be green for Saint Patrick's day.  What?  It isn't Saint Patrick's day?  
Eh, I just need an excuse to make cake, not a legit excuse.
This is a super moist cheater cake.  I call it a cheater because it starts with a cake mix.  I love a good homemade cake but sometimes because you need cake fast or because your FIL is wondering where the goodies are, you gotta cheat.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!! heehee

Pistachio Bundt Cake

  • 1 package  yellow cake mix
  • 2 packages (3.5 ounces each) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mixes, water, eggs and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 55-60 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 small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients, adding enough milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over cake. 

Yield: 12 servings.

Missy's Notes
I doubled the glaze ingredients and made it thicker because I'm more of a frosting girl and not so much of a glaze girl. I didn't end up using it all (close) so you can kinda play around with the frosting to get it how you like it. I thought maybe a little amaretto in there might be nice but I try to put booze in everything. :-)
To make it greener for St. Patty's add a few drops of green food coloring or try a white cake mix.


  1. I pretty much never need an excuse for cake! :-)

  2. Great job hammering out 8 miles after a brutal workout! This cake looks amazing! Would probably have to modify for our nut free household, but i'm thinking any pudding mix would do? What do you think?


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