Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cake

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With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cake is the perfect green treat!  This cake is much like a traditional chocolate chip pound cake but with a hint of pistachio and almond. The pistachio pudding mix gives the cake a green color, and the flavor is subtle and delicious! This recipe came from an Arkansas friend during our newlywed days, and the cake is always a hit wherever I take it!

Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cake is super simple to throw together. Basically dump the ingredients, mix, and bake!

Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cake

1 box Pillsbury white cake mix with “pudding in the mix”
1 box Pistachio pudding mix
1 t. almond extract
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup water
2 eggs
12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
Baker’s Joy baking spray

Preheat oven to 350°.

Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips with a mixer.  Stir in chocolate chips. Spray a bundt pan with Baker’s Joy and evenly pour in batter.

Bake 40 minutes.  Check to see if knife comes out clean and add a couple of minutes to bake time if needed.

Turn out onto a cake plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
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St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Door Hanger

Shamrock Door Hanger 5I know most of us do not decorate for St. Patrick’s Day, but as easy and inexpensive as these seasonal door hangers are, I decided to add a little green to our front door.  For about $5, it can’t be beat!

Shamrock Door Hanger

Supplies:

1 sheet foam board (20″x30″)

Electric Knife or Exacto Knife

Shamrock Template

Circle template and pencil (use a cup!)

Paint (Folk Art Yellow Citron shown)

Awl or small screwdriver (to pierce hole)

Assorted ribbon/jute/burlap (for hanger)

You can use this shamrock template to trace onto the foam board.  I did enlarge it a bit by tracing a couple of inches outside of the image onto the board.

Shamrock Door Hanger 2

My little assistant…with hair everywhere and an unmade bed in the background.  Just keepin’ it real.

Shamrock Door Hanger 1

 I did not take photos of the next step, but I simply used a plastic cup top to trace circles onto the foam board, then painted them with two coats of Yellow Citron.

Next, pierce a hole for the hanger.  *Be sure to test the spot before creating the hole to be sure it hangs at the angle you prefer.

Tie a simple loop/knot to make the hanger with jute or other ribbon.

Shamrock Door Hanger 3

Tie assorted ribbon, burlap, etc to embellish the hanger, and you are finished!

Shamrock Door Hanger

 

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