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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.
Grinch's Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

These Mini Pistachio Coffee Cakes are easy to make and perfect for a special occasion like brunch, Christmas breakfast or even St. Patrick's Day!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mini pistachio coffee cakes, pistachio coffee cake
Author: Barbara
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 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
  • For glaze:
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 Tablespoons milk
  • Maraschino cherries optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease mini Bundt cake pan generously with shortening.
  3. Mix together pecans, sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; sprinkle 1 Tablespoon into each mini Bundt crevice.
  4. Mix together cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, orange juice and vanilla in a mixing bowl; add green food coloring until it reaches your desired color of green (we used 12 drops).
  5. Fill each Bundt crevice with 2 -3 heaping Tablespoons of cake batter.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes; invert to release cakes.
  8. 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.
Recipe 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.

  • Don't want to take the time to make individual cakes, try our Pistachio Coffee Cake.