This Pistachio Pudding Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is not just pretty, it’s amazing too! The cake is super moist and fluffy and has the sweet flavor of pistachio pudding. YUM! Need a reason to bake it?… St. Patty’s Day, Christmas and Easter are the perfect excuse!
Every year on the night before St. Patty’s Day we bake a cake. The cake has to be green or some sort of rainbow-colored theme, by doing so it brings leprechauns to the house! Did you not know this? It works every time! Trust me. Those darn leprechauns get into so much mischief every time they visit! They always leave green pee pee in the potties, make a mess out of the cake and walk all over the kids and leave their green footprints. The kids always look forward to all the gold chocolate coins they leave for them scattered all over the floor in their rooms. It sure makes for a fun morning on St. Patty’s Day! The kids are always so excited to show their friends at school the leprechaun’s green footprints all over their arms, legs and sometimes their face. Haha!
Last year I had a “little” mishap trying to play leprechaun. It was 2 o’clock in the morning and I had assumed that all 5 children were in a deep sleep. I had a big handful of chocolate coins and was tossing them on the floor in the boy’s room. My 6-year old Cayden sat straight up and said, “What was that thump? Mommy what are you doing?”. I was a total deer in head lights! I dropped to my knees grabbing clothes on the floor (trying to disguise the chocolates in my hands) and just told him I was picking up. Ugh. Then he spotted the chocolate coins I had already scattered. He started shouting- “They came! They came! Noah the leprechauns came!”. Now my 4-year old sits up and is wide awake and excited that there are coins! Oh my heck!! I “casually” step out of the room and go into my bedroom next door and frantically try to find a place to hide the chocolate coins. Under my pillow! I stuff the coins under my pillow and return to their room. I was so disappointed they had woken up! I hadn’t had a chance to stamp their bodies or put green food coloring in their toilet yet! UGH! So I tell them they need to go back to sleep because they probably scared the leprechauns away. I stamp my 3 girls, put green food coloring in the other toilets and dig into the cake to make it look like it was eaten by messy little leprechaun.
I laid down in bed anticipating the boys to fall back asleep. I was planning on waking up in a couple of hours and stamping them with footprints. I fell asleep and did wake up a couple of hours later, but it definitely wasn’t on my own accord… I woke up because I heard the boys! What are they up to? Well, they are sitting on their beds with the light on having a laughing conversation WHILE eating chocolate coins!! WHAT!!?? Okay, now I’m upset. It’s 4 o’clock in the morning, on a school night and they are just having a party!! I flip off the light, take away the chocolate and tell them to GO TO BED! Perhaps I was a little too loud because my baby woke up. I go get my 6 month old and bring her into my room to breastfeed her. I’m totally exhausted and lay down in my bed to feed her. Two hours later my alarm goes off. Time to wake up and get the kids ready for school… but, wait… what is that shadow under the baby’s head? OH MY GOSH the chocolate coins I had put under my pillow were still there and had shimmied their way under my baby’s warm little head and MELTED!! There is melted chocolate in her hair, one ear and side of her face. I seriously can NOT believe this happen!! So at 6 in the morning I am bathing my baby, stripping my sheets and totally laughing at myself. The things we do for our kids!!! They will all get a good laugh some day when I tell them this story. Ha!
Here’s a little glimpse of my fun…
These are oldest two a couple years ago. My daughter would fall asleep with her brother in his bed and I wouldn’t dare move her. It was too cute!
Just a side note- if you have those Clorox tabs in your water tank the water will turn purple!! You gotta take them out and flush a few times! I know from experience!