Air Fryer Pistachio Pudding Coffee Cake

Try this air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake if you’re looking for new, exciting air fryer recipes. This air fryer cake with pistachio, coconut and almonds is so tasty. It is like a Watergate cake and would be perfect for Christmas or St Patrick’s Day.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. This is similar to Watergate cake and perfect for Christmas or St. Patrick's Day.

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This impressive recipe using pistachio pudding also boasts the flavours of coconut, almonds and brown sugar.  Perhaps you’re familiar with Watergate cake that is made with pistachio pudding mix.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. This is similar to Watergate cake and perfect for Christmas or St. Patrick's Day.

This air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake is a modern take on classic Watergate cake which dates back to 1972 (long before the air fryer made an appearance!)

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. This is similar to Watergate cake and perfect for Christmas or St. Patrick's Day.

I have read that the name comes from the Watergate scandal of the time, as the cake is full of nuts and has a cover-up glaze. Back in the 1970s there were a lot of recipes satirically named like this!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. This is similar to Watergate cake and perfect for Christmas or St. Patrick's Day.

Pistachio Cake Ingredients

As you’d expect, all the usual suspects feature in this cake, namely butter, sugar, egg, flour, and baking powder and soda. You’ll need both coconut flour and all-purpose flour to make it.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. This is similar to Watergate cake and perfect for Christmas or St. Patrick's Day.

In addition, you’ll need almond extract and almond slivers as well as pistachios and pistachio pudding mix to add nuttiness. Milk, coconut flakes and heavy cream also go into this air fryer cake.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. This is similar to Watergate cake and perfect for Christmas or St. Patrick's Day.

Ingredient Variations

This air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake can be tweaked if you like. Sub margarine for the butter and/or non-dairy milk for the whole milk if liked. As for the pistachio, coconut and almonds, I’d stick with those since they’re core ingredients in this cake.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. This is similar to Watergate cake and perfect for Christmas or St. Patrick's Day.

Another idea would be adding walnuts or even pecans to the recipe. I love walnuts in cake and pecans would also work well.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. This is similar to Watergate cake and perfect for Christmas or St. Patrick's Day.

This recipe calls for coconut flour which is basically finely ground coconut flesh. It adds a very light coconut flavor to the cake and you can get coconut flour from pretty much any grocery store these days.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. You will love this air fryer cake with pistachio, coconut, and almonds.

How to Make Air Fryer Cake

Whether you’re planning a cake for Christmas or St Patrick’s Day or simply because you love cake, you will be pleased to learn this recipe is easy. Cream the butter with the brown sugar in one bowl, put the dry ingredients in another bowl and the wet ones in a third bowl.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. You will love this air fryer cake with pistachio, coconut, and almonds.

Mix the dry ingredients with the brown sugar mixture and then you can add the wet ingredients gradually. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan. Cover with foil and bake in a preheated air fryer until done.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. You will love this air fryer cake with pistachio, coconut, and almonds.

To make the glaze, simply beat the glaze ingredients together then spread it over the top of the loaf after letting it cool a bit. Finally decorate the air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake with almonds and pistachios.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. You will love this air fryer cake with pistachio, coconut, and almonds.

What Exactly is ‘Coffee Cake’?

Did you notice that this Watergate cake is called a coffee cake despite not containing coffee? Interestingly enough, the term coffee cake applies to any cake which is good served with coffee.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. You will love this air fryer cake with pistachio, coconut, and almonds.

This tasty cake recipe using pistachio pudding pairs beautifully with a cup of Joe or you can have it with any other drink you want. Making it for Christmas or St Patrick’s Day? Try it with egg nog or a shamrock shake!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. You will love this air fryer cake with pistachio, coconut, and almonds.

Can You Make It in the Oven?

This recipe using pistachio pudding is air fryer friendly as long as your air fryer is large enough to hold a loaf pan. You can also make this cake in the oven. If you’re doing that, you can use a larger, wider baking pan.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. You will love this air fryer cake with pistachio, coconut, and almonds.

The baking time might change a little but as soon as a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, it’s done!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. You will love this air fryer cake with pistachio, coconut, and almonds.

How to Store Air Fryer Pistachio Pudding Coffee Cake

If you love pistachio, coconut and almonds as much as I do, I’m convinced you’ll love this recipe! Leftovers can be stored for a day or 2 at room temperature. Any longer than that and you should wrap leftovers in plastic wrap. Keep the cake refrigerated for up to 3 more days.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. You will love this air fryer cake with pistachio, coconut, and almonds.

Another idea is to freeze the cake in individual pieces so you can thaw them out later. It will keep for a couple of months in the freezer. You will find that freezing doesn’t seem to impact the flavour or texture of this cake.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. You will love this air fryer cake with pistachio, coconut, and almonds.

If you like this air fryer cake, you might also like Air Fryer Cornbread Cake with Candied Bacon and Honey Buttercream, Air Fryer Apricot Apple Cinnamon Dumplings or Easy Air Fryer Cinnamon Maple Baked Apples.

Air Fryer Pistachio Pudding Coffee Cake Recipe

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake. This is similar to Watergate cake and perfect for Christmas or St. Patrick's Day.

Air Fryer Pistachio Pudding Coffee Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 393kcal
Author: Bella
Try this air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake if you’re looking for new, exciting air fryer recipes. This air fryer cake with pistachio, coconut and almonds is so tasty. It is like a Watergate cake and would be perfect for Christmas or St Patrick’s Day.
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Ingredients

Ingredients 

Wet ingredients  

Dry ingredients  

Glaze 

  • 2 Cups icing sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 Teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/2 Cup pistachios  chopped
  • 1/4 Cup almonds slivered

Instructions

  • Cream the butter and brown sugar in a stand mixer.  
  • Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees F for 5 minutes.  
  • Combine dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another.  
  • Add dry ingredients to the mixing bowl with the brown sugar and butter, then  mix on low speed until well combined. Slowly add in the wet ingredients and continue mixing until smooth.  
  • Lightly spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into the loaf pan. Cover with foil.  
  • Place into the air fryer and bake for 25 minutes, remove foil and cook for 5 more minutes. Check to be sure the cake is done by imserting a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, it is ready.  
  • While the cake is cooking,  prepare the glaze. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and beat on high speed until smooth. 
  • Allow loaf to cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and spread glaze over the top. Sprinkle with pistachios and slivered almonds.

Nutrition

Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 399IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

So whether you are considering this air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake for Christmas or St Patrick’s Day, you’ll love it. The pistachio, coconut and almonds give this air fryer cake an incredible flavour. It’s a great recipe using pistachio pudding as a shortcut and goes beautifully with a mug of hot coffee.

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  1. Frankie Shaw wrote:

    5 stars
    This looks so good! I love pistachios

    Posted 11.13.21 Reply
  2. Mimi wrote:

    I’m obsessed with pistachio so I definitely need to make this

    Posted 12.2.21 Reply