This Pistachio Poke Cake is a homemade, lower sugar version. With the choice having been made that our diets would be lower carbohydrate and low to no sugar, I decided that my Secret Recipe Club pick for this month would reflect that lifestyle as closely as possible. What came out of this was a delicious recipe that I will definitely be keeping in our files for serving at gatherings this summer!
Today’s reveal day for our Secret Recipe Club
is close to St. Patrick’s Day so I wanted to make something that had some green to it. My assigned blog, Cupcakes with Sprinkle
, is a major
baking blog! I started out looking for something that was not a dessert and found a few things that I bookmarked. My number one choice being Sweet and Sour Chicken
. I am still going to make that particular one because that is what Grumpy always orders when we order Chinese Take Out!
Meghan has an obsession with Chex Mix (and that is not a bad thing!). It is amazing the many different ways she has mixed that particular one up! I have those pinned so I have them to go back to when we are going to need something for a party or to give for gifts!
I decided to make her Poke Cake recipe. My plan was to use green jello. In thinking about making it I discussed what I was thinking with Grumpy. I told him my only issue was green jello was lime flavored. Of course, his immediate response was “Use Pistachio Pudding and make pudding poke cake instead”. Ok. You all do know that Pistachio IS Grumpy’s favorite ice cream flavor, correct? So, I decided that Pistachio Poke Cake it would be!
Meghan’s Poke Cake is made with a cake mix. I have absolutely nothing against using a cake mix and have done it myself in the past. However, I haven’t bought a cake mix in years and I really didn’t want to just to make this recipe. I will admit, that while I was in the grocery store to buy the sugar free pudding and sugar free cool whip, I did look at the sugar free cake mixes but ended up passing on it. I’m very happy I did because this cake turned out pretty darned awesome!
At the end of the post are links to the other Secret Recipe Club posts for the month. Please do check them out and see what other SRC Members Cooked/Baked up this month. I have a feeling, you could be seeing a lot of green!