Seasonal Grinch Cake

Dec 8, 2023

“It’s because I’m green, isn’t it?”

“Holiday Hooby Whatty?” If you’re looking for a last-minute baked good this holiday, treat your family, friends or coworkers with this delightful cake. Each slice ensures your baked good comes from the heart. Simply starting with a box cake mix, or even from scratch, this moist and colorful cake will certainly be a conversation starter and “bring cheer to all Whos far and near.” Test out this simple recipe or add your own twist. As I have a passion for purple and trees instead of a red heart, I incorporated a purple tree. This can also be adapted for other occasions.

 Please note this recipe came from princesspinkygirl.com here

Ingredients

For the purple (tree) batter

  • 15.2 ounces box of red velvet cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 ounces packet of vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream

For the green batter

  • 15.2 ounces box of yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 6 ounces (2 3-ounce) packets of pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream

For the icing

  •  cups white icing
  • ¼ cup green icing
  • 2 tablespoons red heart sprinkles

Cook Time

Prep Time: 20minutes 
Cook Time: 1hour  30minutes 
Cooling Time: 30minutes 
Total Time: 2hours  20minutes 

Servings

10

Recipe PDF

Directions

Step 1

Prep. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 standard loaf pans with parchment paper or spray with non-stick baking spray.

Step 2

Make the purple batter. Whisk together the red velvet cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, water, vanilla pudding mix, and sour cream.
15.2 ounces box of red velvet cake mix,3 eggs,¼ cup vegetable oil,3 ounces packet of vanilla pudding mix,1 cup sour cream,3 tablespoons water

Step 3

Bake the purple bread. Pour the purple cake batter into one of the prepared loaf pans and bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick can be inserted into the center and removed clean. The batter will be thick, not like cake batter so you’ll need to spread it out to the corners and sides of the pan.

Step 4

Make hearts. Allow the purple cake to cool for at least 30 minutes in your refrigerator before slicing. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut as many hearts out of the cake as possible. Set aside.

Step 5

Make the green batter. Whisk together the yellow cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, water, pistachio pudding mix, and sour cream.
15.2 ounces box of yellow cake mix,3 eggs,¼ cup vegetable oil,6 ounces (2 3-ounce) packets of pistachio pudding mix,1 cup sour cream,3 tablespoons water

Step 6

Put the hearts in the green batter. Pour a thin layer of green batter into the second loaf pan and line the hearts up face to face from one end of the loaf pan to the other. Pour the remaining green batter over the hearts. Again, the batter will be thick so you’ll need to spread it out. It will not fill up the pan and the red hearts will be raised above a bit, this is ok. The green batter will rise while baking!

Step 7

Bake. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick can be inserted off to the side of the hearts and come out clean.

Step 8

Cool. Allow the loaf to cool in the pan for 30 minutes to an hour. You can place it in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process.

Step 8

Ice. Once the cake has cooled completely, remove it from the loaf pan and ice the top and sides with white icing. Drizzle with green icing and sprinkle with heart sprinkles. Slice and serve!
1½ cups white icing,¼ cup green icing,2 tablespoons red heart sprinkles