Pistachio Cake, Easy to Make and Deliciously Skinny


Pistachio Cake, Easy to Make and Deliciously Skinny
Looking for an easy dessert to make? Well, your search is over. This is one of my “no time to bake cakes” since I’m starting with a cake mix. It’s all the other ingredients I’m adding that makes this cake skinny compared to a regular cake. And, it’s really yummy. The skinny for each slice, 228 calories and 5 grams of fat. Here’s a quick tip-First bake,  let cool and glaze. Cut into individual slices and freeze for a last minute treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 228kcal


Ingredients for Cake:

  • 1 (16.5 oz.) Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix, see shopping tip
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) package instant pistachio pudding
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond
  • 2 eggs, I like Eggland’s Best eggs
  • 2 egg whites

Ingredients for Glaze:

  • cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 drop green food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon sprinkles, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a Bundt pan with cooking spray with flour in it, see shopping tip below.
  • In an electric mixer or using a hand mixer, combine all the cake ingredients except the eggs and egg whites. Beat well.
  • Add the eggs and egg whites. Mix well.
  • Pour the cake batter evenly into the coated Bundt pan.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for about 10 minutes and then carefully remove from pan.
  • Let the cake cool completely. In a small bowl, mix together all the topping ingredients except the sprinkles. Mix until very thick and smooth. Drizzle glaze over the top of the cake. Decorate with sprinkles on top, if desired.


Serves 16 (1 slice per serving)

Food Facts

In 1953, the first Duncan Hines cake mixes were sold.
In baked goods or ice cream, the flavor commonly considered to be pistachio is really a subtle almond flavor. Green-tinted batter adds to the pistachio perception.

Shopping Tips

The only cake mixes I ever use and recommend are Duncan Hines. I’ve tried all the mixes available and Duncan Hines mixes are the best tasting!
Whenever a recipe calls for using whole eggs, Egg-Land’s Best eggs are my favorite to use. They have less saturated fat, less cholesterol, more Vitamin D, more Vitamin E and double the Omega 3 than regular eggs. They’re sold in most supermarkets.
I strongly recommend using cooking spray, with flour in it. It ensures that the baked cake will not stick to the pan and break. Cooking spray with flour can be found in the aisle where cooking oils are displayed.

Storage Tips

This cake will keep covered on the countertop for 1 week.  It also freezes great. Make sure the cake is cooled before glazing. Once the glaze sets, freeze in plastic containers. When ready to eat, zap in the microwave for about 40 seconds. Or, let them defrost on the kitchen counter.

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 slice
228 calories, 5g fat, 3g protein, 47g carbs, 0g fiber, 311mg sodium, 31g sugar

Skinny Facts

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 228kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSodium: 311mgSugar: 31gPlus Points: 7

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!

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