Pistachio Nut Cake I

This cake is such a good cake done in the microwave. A plastic microwave Bundt cake pan is necessary for this recipe. The cake is really great.

Original recipe makes 1 bundt cake


1 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 (3 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Grease bundt cake pan. Mix together chopped pecans, 3/4 cup sugar and ground cinnamon. Cover bottom and sides of the bunt pan with 1/4 of the above mixture.
  2. Blend together in a large mixing bowl: cake mix, pudding mix, 4 eggs, sour cream, vegetable oil and vanilla. Alternate layers of batter and crumb mixture in the greased pan.
  3. Bake in microwave oven 5 minutes on low. Turn pan around if not on turn table. Bake 12 minutes on high, turning pan 1/4 turn every 4 minutes. Cool 18 minutes before turning out onto a cake dish. Baking time may vary depending on the wattage of the oven. To test for doneness, press lightly on top of cake and if it springs back it is done. Sometimes the very top of the cake will remain moist, don’t keep baking it until it is dry because the cake will be too done. Enjoy!


Calories: 520 kcal
Carbohydrates: 56.8 g
Cholesterol: 80 mg
Fat: 31.1 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 5.5 g
Sodium: 434 mg