Monday, March 9, 2015

Pistachio Pudding Cake Balls

A few weeks ago I shared my recipe for Valentine's Day Cake Balls! Those little pink cake balls are fun, colorful and festive... perfect for a Valentine's Day party or celebration. With another holiday around the corner, I decided to whip up a batch of bright green cake balls for St. Patrick's Day!


These Pistachio Pudding Cake Balls start off as a green pistachio pudding cake... you could stop there if you wanted, the cake turns out super moist and flavorful! To turn the cake into cake balls, you crumble the cake once it is baked and cooled and then add a can of frosting. Mix the crumbled cake and frosting into a dough, roll the dough into small balls, then cover the balls in colorful sprinkles. Seriously, it's so easy!!!


Instant pistachio pudding and almond extract give these cake balls a much different flavor than your standard yellow cake-cake balls. 


How green, fun and festive are these cake balls?! They are perfect for a St. Patrick's Day party or celebration. Everyone loves cake balls!

Pistachio Pudding Cake Balls
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Ingredients:
1 (16 ounce) package yellow cake mix (I used sugar free)
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix (I used sugar free)
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2-1 teaspoon almond extract
10 drops green food coloring
1 (16 ounce) can of white frosting
green sprinkles

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.

In a large bowl mix together cake mix and pudding mix. Make a well in the center and pour in eggs, water, oil, almond extract and green food coloring. Blend ingredients, then beat for 2 minutes at medium speed.
Pour into prepared pan. 

Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly pressed. Cool in pan 15 minutes. 


Crumble cake in cooled pan and add the can of frosting; mix well until a dough forms. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls, then roll cake balls in green sprinkles.



Store cake balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days. They are super yummy chilled in the freezer too!


They are the perfect festive dessert for St. Patrick's Day!


We can't get enough of these little cake balls...

YUM!

- Janel




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