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Easy green Grinch Cake made with oranges and pistachios, perfect for Christmas and the holidays. Recipe by www.beautifuleatsandthings.com

Holiday Orange Pistachio Loaf Cake

Servings 10


  • 1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 and ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons orange zest plus more for garnish
  • ¼ cup freshly-squeezed Sunkist® Navel Orange juice
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons crushed pistachios for topping
  • 6-8 drops green food coloring

Orange Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons freshly-squeezed Sunkist® Navel Orange juice or more if needed for the perfect consistency


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Next, add in the eggs, vanilla Greek yogurt, orange zest, orange juice, oil, and a few drops of green food coloring, and stir until smooth and combined; be sure not overmix.

  3. Pour the batter the prepared loaf pan and bake for about 45-50 minutes, or until the top is set and a toothpick comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs but no batter. To help prevent excessive browning, loosely drape a piece of foil over the cake in the last 10 minutes of baking.
  4. Allow loaf cake on a wire rack for at least 20-30 minutes before drizzling it with the orange glaze.

To Make the Orange Glaze:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth and combined. If needed more orange juice or powdered sugar until the desired consistency is reached. Evenly drizzle glaze over bread and add some orange zest and pistachios on top before slicing and serving.