5 Ingredient Super Moist Pistachio 7UP Layer Cake with Pistachio Frosting Recipe

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Looking to create a delicious pistachio themed dessert for St. Patrick’s Day and beyond? I have a fun and unique idea for you that looks super elegant but only took a little bit of time to create. This would also make an excellent cake for a birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, other holiday, or just because! In fact, I will be making another one tomorrow evening for a friend’s birthday and she is SO excited!!

I was honored when 7UP asked me to create something special for a holiday that means everything to me. My late grandmother, Pat, was born on St. Patrick’s Day and was one of my very favorite people in the whole wide world. She taught me lots of her recipes and I use several of them quite regularly, and I think of her all the time. She instilled such amazing values on me, and I love her so very much! So, with her in mind, and the luck of the Irish on my side, I present you with this Super Moist Pistachio 7UP Layer Cake with Pistachio Frosting. It’s quite possibly the MOST delicious creation on Earth!

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It’s really quite impressive that the base of this cake contains only 5 ingredients, one of them being a can of 7UP. This versatile ingredient adds a lot of moisture to the cake, and with the homemade frosting on top, the two flavors mesh together just perfectly.

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If you like pistachio, then you are going to LOVE this delicious and easy-to-create cake! It turned out very elegantly too, which I was very happy with! I didn’t use any super special decorating tools, which made things even easier.

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Luckily, I was able to grab all of my supplies at Walmart (I always love when life is easy!)

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CAKE INGREDIENTS:

Serving Size: 8-10, Prep Time: 25 Minutes, Total Time: 1 hour 25 Minutes

1 can 7UP®

1 box of vanilla cake mix

1 (3.4 oz) box of pistachio pudding mix

3 eggs

1 cup Vegetable Oil

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FROSTING INGREDIENTS:

1 (3.4 oz) box of pistachio pudding mix

8 oz softened cream cheese

½ cup softened butter (1 stick)

5 Tbsp milk

5-5 ½ cups powdered confectioners sugar

1 Tbsp vanilla or almond extract


 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

  1. To make the cake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9” round pans with non-stick spray and add a circle of waxed paper or parchment paper to the bottom of each pan. Spray the paper circle, then add a little bit of flour to your pans. Use your fingers to help move the flour around and coat the pans, and knock out any excess flour.

  2. In a large bowl, combine all cake ingredients and mix on medium to high speed for 4 minutes. Scrape sides of mixing bowl at 2 minutes.

3. Using a measuring cup, add half of the batter to each cake round. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cake springs back when you press onto it.

4. While the cake is baking, make your icing. In a large mixing bowl, first add pudding mix, then butter, cream cheese, and vanilla or almond extract. Beat with a mixer until smooth.

5. Now, to finish your icing, add powdered confectioner one cup at a time, first folding it in with a spoon, then mixing with your mixer so sugar doesn’t fly everywhere. Lastly, add 4-5 Tbsp of milk to begin to thin your icing. Once it’s at your desired consistency, set aside.

6. Once cakes have completely cooled, remove them from the round pans, remove the paper off of the cakes, and add feel free to even out the tops of the layers very carefully with a sharp knife.

7. Add icing to one layer of the cake, smooth into an even layer, then add the second cake round on top. Lastly, cover the top and sides of the cake with a smooth layer of icing with a silicone spatula. Lastly, feel free to use an icing tip or icing in a zip top bag with the corner cut off to draw more designs and textures to the top of the cake. Finish the cake with pistachio pieces around the sides and sprinkled on top! Enjoy!

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If you are lucky enough to create this recipe, I would absolutely LOVE to see what you make! Tag me on Instagram as @happysolez, or share the link in the comments below to let me know how it turned out. And, if you have any questions, leave them below too.

5 Ingredient Super Moist Pistachio 7UP Layer Cake with Pistachio Frosting Recipe
5 Ingredient Super Moist Pistachio 7UP Layer Cake with Pistachio Frosting Recipe
5 Ingredient Super Moist Pistachio 7UP Layer Cake with Pistachio Frosting Recipe
5 Ingredient Super Moist Pistachio 7UP Layer Cake with Pistachio Frosting Recipe
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St. Patrick's Day Snack Mix Recipe

Looking for something sweet, salty, and crunchy to make for St. Patrick's Day?

Here's a tasty idea, that incorporates yummy green shamrock marshmallows, pretzels, cereal, all covered in white chocolate and green sprinkles!

Ooh, yum, this is good! Read on to learn how fun and easy it was to make, and let me know, in the comments below, if you wind up creating something like this of your own. Enjoy :)

St. Patrick's Day Snack Mix Recipe
Ingredients

1 Bag of White Chocolate Chips

1 Part Lucky Shamrock Cereal 

1 Part Square Pretzels

1 Part Rice or Corn Check Cereal

Lime Green + Regular Green Sprinkles

St. Patrick's Day Snack Mix Recipe
Instructions

This was SO easy to create, and it tastes SO good! What a fun and festive treat to make for St. Patty's Day or really any day :) I was originally looking for traditional "Lucky" Cereal, but was really excited to find the one with green shamrocks in it instead. Here's how you make it!

1.) In a medium bowl, add equal parts of shamrock cereal, check cereal, and pretzels. Mix to combine, then pour onto a baking sheet.

2.) Melt white chocolate chips in a microwave for around 45 seconds on high, stir, then melt again after stirring for another 15 or so seconds. That last little burst of heat really did the trick, and these morsels melted smoothly and were so easy to work with.

St. Patrick's Day Snack Mix Recipe

3.) Pour the white chocolate evenly over the cereal mixture, and stir with two large spoons - one spoon just made a mess :) 

St. Patrick's Day Snack Mix Recipe
St. Patrick's Day Snack Mix Recipe

4.) Cover with sprinkles, and since it cooled pretty quickly, I was able to disperse into small bowls right after mixing and adding my sprinkles! This would be so cute for a party or to have around the house this St. Patty's Day! 

St. Patrick's Day Snack Mix Recipe
St. Patrick's Day Snack Mix Recipe
St. Patrick's Day Snack Mix Recipe
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Live Life Brighter with Outshine Snacks

Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by Outshine but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. #SnackBrighter.

Do you ever eat a food that literally transports you to another place? Perhaps you tried the best dessert in your whole life, that time you visited Hawaii, and any time you eat something made with lime, it takes you back to that very dessert? Well, these Outshine Fruit Bars in Lime do that to me. These bars bring a rush of taste and chill to my senses, making me think of the awesome food we ate while visiting Waikiki Beach, other places on Oahu, and all around Kauai! This is why Outshine Fruit Bars help me Live Life Brighter! 

Where is your favorite place to escape?

Learn more about Outshine Fruit & Yogurt Bars here! They are made with real fruit juices and are non-GMO, which I find extremely important to the food I eat. 

Find out Where To Buy these bars here - I found mine at Kroger, and I believe they are also available at Walmart and Kroger Banner Stores, like Fry's and others. 

I also LOVE the Outshine Snacks Instagram Account, here. It's full of bright, inspiring images and you can also learn more about the brand's efforts to donate tons and tons of food. 

These Outshine Fruit Bars in Lime taste super good. They are not overly sweet, they are tarty and tangy, just like something made with real lime juice should taste like. I also really enjoyed the consistency and texture of these fruit bars. If you are someone who likes frozen treats that taste like real fruit instead of those fake flavors, these are a great option for you.

Refreshing, lime after lime.

Made with lime juice

Excellent source of Vitamin C

No high fructose corn syrup

Fat-free, Gluten-free

No artificial colors or flavors

70 calories

No GMO Ingredients

Some of my favorite things about these Outshine Fruit Bars are:

Only 70 Calories per bar, 0g Total Fat per bar, and 25% of your daily Vitamin C. 

Effortless Mini Pies - Frozen Key Lime Mini Pies Recipe

It's a wonderful time for frozen treats, so check these out! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessPies #CollectiveBias #Walmart

You're going to love these mini pies! They're incredible!

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INGREDIENTS:

Reddi-wip® (13 oz.)

Oikos® Key Lime Greek Yogurt (4 count package)

Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust (6 count package)

Magic Shell (Optional)

Limes To Garnish Mini Pies

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Make Delicious & Effortless Mini Pies With 3 Simple Ingredients!!

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I really enjoy the taste of this Greek Yogurt. It's sweet, tart, and tastes like fresh key limes. It's literally like eating a piece of the real thing, but far healthier for you.

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Prep The Pies...

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Fill a quart sized freezer Ziploc®  bag with the Oikos®  Greek Key Lime yogurt (2 yogurt cups filled about 3 mini pie crusts). Cut one corner off of the bag, and carefully fill each mini pie crust about 2/3 full. 

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Freeze the pies overnight, on a baking sheet. Once they have frozen, get ready to decorate them!

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Once frozen, you can add some Magic Shell drizzle! The more chocolate the better, to balance out the lime flavor. After I drizzled the chocolate onto these mini pies, I put them back into the freezer to prepare for the final steps. 

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Look how beautiful these frozen yogurt mini pies are!!! 

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Let's Top These Mini Pies!

Slice your limes into thin slices.

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Top with a generous amount of Reddi-whip® . Literally my favorite part...

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Add the lime slices onto the Reddi-wip® so they sit up on their own. You can serve them now! Enjoy!

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I wound up finding my ingredients at Walmart, which was great, because I could find everything in one place (and of course a little more!). Isn't that always how it goes :)

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I found the Reddi-wip® in the back coolers neat the milk, the Oikos® Key Lime Greek Yogurt by the other dairy items, and the Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust in the baking aisle. I also found the limes in the front of the store by the fresh produce. 

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I really hope you have enjoyed this recipe! 

St. Patty's Day Recipe Roundup - Thin Mints

My absolute favorite cookies on Earth are Thin Mints. I rarely indulge in them, though, because we don't have many Girl Scout Troops in Carbondale. One of our first days here in AZ, I got myself THREE boxes of them. I intended to share, but no one took any, so I have just a few left :) Since I don't want to subject my last precious cookies to a recipe, I decided to share a few with you here today! 

I also want to share the fact that my grandma Pat's birthday was St. Patrick's Day. Happy Birthday Grandma!!!

Thin Mint Shake by Veganosity 

Thin Mint Shake by Veganosity 

Happy St. Patty's Day!!!