Your Cart is Empty

Gluten-Free Pistachio Cake

June 09, 2014 2 min read

I love me some cake. Although, I try not to have it around unless a special occasion to avoid the chance of me eating it all.

This recipe has been around a while in my house. I first had it as a child when my BFF's mom made it for us and I couldn't believe how delicious it tasted! When she told me her mom made pistachio cake, I thought it sounded nasty. Mostly because I had NO idea what I was thinking, OR what she was talking about! My family loves this now and I carry the tradition on!

I love it because it's SO EASY TO MAKE, and tastes delicious. ALso, another plus is that the icing option has much less calories and fat than traditional iced cakes. I love this though with just powered sugar sprinkled on top, along with some chopped pistachios.

Over the years though of making it over and over, I have tweaked it a bit and changed the original recipe to the one featured below! Hope you enjoy it!


  • 1 box of gluten free vanilla cake mix (I use Bob's Red Mill Gluten free cake mix)
  • 1 box pistachio pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (I put the solid oil in microwave for 15 seconds before using)
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  • powdered sugar for dusting on top


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a round/bundt cake pan with coconut oil. (Dust with a little bit of cake mix and/or gluten free flour if you prefer).
  2. In a bowl, combine the cake and pudding mix and blend. Add coconut oil and ginger ale. Beat eggs in one at a time. Add extract, and chopped pistachios. Blend thoroughly.
  3. Pour into pan.
  4. Bake for 45-55 minutes. Toothpick test the cake around 45 minutes. You want the cake to be moist and not overcooked. Ovens vary differently in how they cook. I usually start testing around 45 minutes and go from there. Cake will spring back from pan when done.
  5. Remove from oven and cool completely. Once cool, dust top with powered sugar or try the cool whip topping mixture below.


Should you decide to go with an icing instead of the powered sugar, this is one I have used in the past that works great. Note that the cake must be kept cool in fridge should you use this. This also makes the cake SUPER sweet, sometimes too much for my taste, but kids love it.
  • 1 12oz. tub cool whip thawed
  • 1 box pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
Mix all the ingredients and refrigerate to harden frosting before placing it on cooled cake. Store in fridge.

The great thing about the cake recipe above, is that you can substitute the vanilla for gluten free chocolate cake mix, and substitute chocolate pudding mix in for the pistachio, and make the same sort of thing as a chocolate cake! Delicious!!

Photo Credit: http://cottonandbrass.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/recipe-box-pistachio-bundt-cake/

Leave a comment

Also in BodyRock Store Blog

Image of Bodyrock blog article - What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?
What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?

July 14, 2019 3 min read 363 Comments

Do you think your booty looks a little flat? This might be why!
Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day
12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day

July 08, 2017 4 min read 28 Comments

Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks
7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks

June 22, 2017 2 min read

Do you ever find yourself knuckle-deep in a bag of Cheetos?
Read More
Shipping & Delivery

Due to COVID-19, shipping systems the world over are experiencing abnormal delays. There is an enormous demand on postal and delivery services as online shopping has skyrocketed, due to store closures and stay-at-home mandates. This is an unprecedented situation, and we are working around the clock to fulfill your orders as quickly as possible. To be clear, we are filling orders in 4-6 days, and we are shipping immediately after that. Once shipped, our shipping partner, UPS, will get your order out to you as quickly as possible. Thanks for your support and understanding.

Are you in Canada? Specifically, are you outside of a metropolitan centre? We need to alert you to a disruption in shipping due to COVID-19. Our preferred shipping provider, UPS, has informed us that they cannot guarantee express shipping for many locations. We have also seen that packages delivered to Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, etc, are not waylaid, but packages delivered to areas just outside of these cities are being held in transit for days or even weeks. UPS has discontinued their guarantee of 1-4 day delivery, which you can read more about here. Therefore, we can guarantee early fulfillment but not early delivery of our goods from our warehouse to your door at this time.


We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping with our partners at UPS. Once your order is received and processed, it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse. That’s our commitment and we stand by it.

We ship within Canada and the United States via UPS with Standard & Expedited shipping (whichever is faster)

For locations outside of the US and Canada, we ship using FedEx International (EUROPE and Other Nations), which is usually in transit for 7-10 business days, depending on location.

We ship all of our physical products with UPS, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Delays caused due to custom withholds are not included in these estimated delivery times.

Returns & Exchanges

BodyRock Equipment

We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.

Digital Products

We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.


All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.