Grinch’s Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes – Pistachio Bundt Cake with Sour Cream

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Grinch’s Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes uses a pistachio Bundt cake with sour cream recipe.  Using a mini Bundt pan or cupcake pan makes these easy to make and perfect for a special occasion like brunch, Christmas breakfast or even St. Patrick’s Day!

Grinch Cake Idea

If you like Dr. Seuss’s the Grinch who Stole Christmas, you’ll love these Grinch’s Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes, perfect for Christmas breakfast, brunch or dessert. Barbara’s almost 4-year-old daughter is obsessed with The Grinch right now. Barbara chase’s her around the house while pretending to be the Grinch.

She mentioned making a “Grinch” cake, and her daughter jumped all over that. So Barbara set out to fulfill that promise, and oh boy, are we glad she did.

If you like Dr. Seuss's the Grinch who Stole Christmas, you'll love Grinch's Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes perfect for Christmas breakfast, brunch or dessert.

Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes

These little cakes are super easy and super tasty. They use a boxed yellow cake mix and a box of instant pistachio pudding mix. And they are very moist because of the addition of sour cream and orange juice.

Mini Pistachio Bundt Cakes with Streusel Topping

We used a mini bundt cake pan to make these pistachio Bundt cakes dainty and so cute! Be sure to cover the cracks and crevices of the individual Bundt pans with shortening and then the cinnamon/nut mix.  If you don’t have a mini Bundt pan, do not worry. A regular cupcake pan works great too.

These make the perfect breakfast or brunch item for Christmas morning or for a holiday party treat. Don’t want to take the time to make individual cakes, try our Pistachio Coffee Cake.

Ingredient List for Pistachio Bundt Cake with Sour Cream

Yellow Cake Mix, unprepared

Pistachio Pudding Mix, instant

Eggs

Sour Cream

Vegetable Oil

Orange Juice

Vanilla Extract

Pecans, chopped

Ground Cinnamon

Sugar

Ingredients for Powdered Sugar Glaze (optional)

Powdered Sugar

Milk

Vanilla Extract

Maraschino Cherries

How to Make Pistachio Bundt Cakes with Sour Cream (mini-sized)

For the full ingredient amounts and recipe steps for mini pistachio bundt cakes with sour cream, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Instructions:

  1. Mix together dry yellow cake mix, unprepared pistachio pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, orange juice, vegetable oil and vanilla extra.
  2. If a brighter green color is desired, add green food coloring to the batter until the desired color of green.
  3. Grease mini bundt pans generously with shortening getting into all cracks, crevices and the center piece.
  4. In a small bowl, combine chopped pecans, sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Pour 1 tablespoon of the cinnamon sugar mix into each prepared mini Bundt, sprinkling on all sides.
  6. Add 2 – 3 tablespoons of cake batter on top the cinnamon sugar mixture in the pans.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Let cool 5 minutes.
  9. Take a knife and work around the edges of each mini pistachio bundt cake. Invert and remove from pan.
  10. For optional glaze, mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth.
  11. Drizzle over top of each cake. If desired, top with a maraschino cherry.

Notes About Pistachio Bundt Cake with Streusel:

  • If you do not have a mini Bundt pan, use a regular cupcake pan.
  • Grease the pan generously with shortening or else the cakes will not come out easily.
  • Add as much or as little green food coloring to the cake mix to get a bright green Grinch cake.
  • Nuts can be omitted.
  • Glaze and maraschino cherries are optional.

If you like Dr. Seuss's the Grinch who Stole Christmas, you'll love Grinch's Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes perfect for Christmas breakfast, brunch or dessert.

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If you like Dr. Seuss's the Grinch who Stole Christmas, you'll love Grinch's Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes perfect for Christmas breakfast, brunch or dessert.
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Grinch's Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes - Pistachio Bundt Cake with Sour Cream

Grinch's Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes uses a pistachio Bundt cake with sour cream recipe.  Using a mini Bundt pan or cupcake pan makes these easy to make and perfect for a special occasion like brunch, Christmas breakfast or even St. Patrick's Day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grinch cake ideas, mini pistachio coffee cakes, pistachio bundt cake, pistachio bundt cake with sour cream, pistachio coffee cake
Servings: 24
Calories: 399kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

Streusel Topping

  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon

Pistachio Bundt Cake

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Glaze

  • 2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 Tablespoons milk
  • Maraschino cherries optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease mini Bundt cake pan generously with shortening.
  • Mix together pecans, sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; sprinkle 1 Tablespoon into each mini Bundt crevice.
    Grinch's Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes uses a pistachio Bundt cake with sour cream recipe.  Using a mini Bundt pan or cupcake pan makes these easy to make and perfect for a special occasion like brunch, Christmas breakfast or even St. Patrick's Day!
  • Mix together cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, vegetable oil, orange juice and vanilla in a mixing bowl; add green food coloring until it reaches your desired color of green (we used 12 drops).
    Grinch's Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes uses a pistachio Bundt cake with sour cream recipe.  Using a mini Bundt pan or cupcake pan makes these easy to make and perfect for a special occasion like brunch, Christmas breakfast or even St. Patrick's Day!
  • Fill each Bundt crevice with 2 -3 heaping Tablespoons of cake batter.
    Grinch's Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes uses a pistachio Bundt cake with sour cream recipe.  Using a mini Bundt pan or cupcake pan makes these easy to make and perfect for a special occasion like brunch, Christmas breakfast or even St. Patrick's Day!
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
    Grinch's Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes uses a pistachio Bundt cake with sour cream recipe.  Using a mini Bundt pan or cupcake pan makes these easy to make and perfect for a special occasion like brunch, Christmas breakfast or even St. Patrick's Day!
  • Let cool for 5 minutes; invert to release cakes.
    Grinch's Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes uses a pistachio Bundt cake with sour cream recipe.  Using a mini Bundt pan or cupcake pan makes these easy to make and perfect for a special occasion like brunch, Christmas breakfast or even St. Patrick's Day!
  • For glaze: Mix together confectioners sugar, vanilla and milk until desired consistency. Drizzle over cakes. Fill Bundt center with 1-2 Maraschino cherries if desired.
    Grinch's Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes uses a pistachio Bundt cake with sour cream recipe.  Using a mini Bundt pan or cupcake pan makes these easy to make and perfect for a special occasion like brunch, Christmas breakfast or even St. Patrick's Day!

Notes

  • We used a mini bundt cake pan to make them dainty and so cute!
  • The trick to a moist cake is instant pistachio pudding
  • Be sure to cover the cracks and crevices of the individual Bundt pans with shortening and then the cinnamon/nut mix.
  • These make the perfect breakfast or brunch item for Christmas morning or for a holiday party treat.
  • If you do not have a mini Bundt pan, use a regular cupcake pan.
  • Grease the pan generously with shortening or else the cakes will not come out easily.
  • Add as much or as little green food coloring to the cake mix to get a bright green Grinch cake.
  • Nuts can be omitted. 
  • Glaze and maraschino cherries are optional.
  • Don't want to take the time to make individual cakes, try our Pistachio Coffee Cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 1mg

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