Pistachio marble pudding cake recipe from 1977

Pistachio marble cake (1977)

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Easy pistachio marble pudding cake retro ’70s recipe

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Pistachio marble cake (1977)

Pistachio marble pudding cake

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 package (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
  • 1 package (4-serving size) Jell-O Pistachio instant pudding and pie filling
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup


  1. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, oil, and extract in large mixer bowl.
  2. Blend; then beat at medium speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  3. Measure 1/4 cups batter; stir in chocolate syrup.
  4. Spoon batters alternately into a greased and floured 10-inch Bundt or tube pan.
  5. Zigzag spatula through batter to marble.
  6. Bake at 350 (F) for 50 minutes.
  7. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan and finish cooling on rack.
  8. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar, if desired.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

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Retro recipe - Pistachio marble cake (1977)

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  1. My mom used to make this cake and now I make it. It’s an easy and moist cake, very delicious! I have this same recipe from the original magazine.

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