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Pistachio Nut Swirl Cake


  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box pistachio flavor instant pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 drops green food color


  1. Combine sugar, nuts and cinnamon; set aside.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in large mixer bowl. Blend; then beat at medium speed of electric mixer for 4 minutes.
  3. Pour one-third of the batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.
  4. Sprinkle with half the sugar mixture.
  5. Repeat layers and top with remaining batter.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a wooden pick comes out clean. Do not under-bake.
  7. Cool in pan for about 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from pan, and finish cooking on rack.

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