Grasshopper Fudge Cream Cake

Cakes & Cupcakes · Candy · Holidays · February 16, 2017

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Grasshopper Fudge Cake - this light and fluffy cake is a perfect cake for St. Patrick's Day. Just the right amount of mint extract in the cake, topped with a double layer made of chocolate frosting and minty whipped cream!

Hi fellow dessert lovers! It’s Kara from Creations by Kara here with another fantastic treat that you won’t want to miss. Chocolate and mint is one of my favorite flavor combinations, and I am always looking for new recipes to feed my obsession. This Grasshopper Fudge Cake is definitely a new favorite. It’s minty without being overwhelming, and the double layers of topping are out of this world!

Grasshopper Fudge Cake - this light and fluffy cake is a perfect cake for St. Patrick's Day. Just the right amount of mint extract in the cake, topped with a double layer made of chocolate frosting and minty whipped cream!

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As another bonus, it starts with a cake mix, so it’s a snap to make. You reserve some of the cake batter and add some green food coloring to it. Drop it by spoonfuls on top of the white batter.

Grasshopper Fudge Cake - this light and fluffy cake is a perfect cake for St. Patrick's Day. Just the right amount of mint extract in the cake, topped with a double layer made of chocolate frosting and minty whipped cream!

Take a knife and gently pull it through the batter.

Grasshopper Fudge Cake - this light and fluffy cake is a perfect cake for St. Patrick's Day. Just the right amount of mint extract in the cake, topped with a double layer made of chocolate frosting and minty whipped cream!

Doesn’t that look pretty? It is so fun to cut into the baked cake and see all those lovely swirls.

Grasshopper Fudge Cake - this light and fluffy cake is a perfect cake for St. Patrick's Day. Just the right amount of mint extract in the cake, topped with a double layer made of chocolate frosting and minty whipped cream!

After the cake is baked and cooled, you top with with a simple chocolate fudge sauce that you whip up in the microwave. Go ahead and taste a spoonful, it’s absolutely decadent!

Grasshopper Fudge Cake - this light and fluffy cake is a perfect cake for St. Patrick's Day. Just the right amount of mint extract in the cake, topped with a double layer made of chocolate frosting and minty whipped cream!

On top of that rich and creamy fudge layer, you spread a light and fluffy layer of mint whipped cream. It is a perfect addition to the cake. And of course, if you want, you can garnish the top with chopped or shaved Andes Mints. So yummy!

Grasshopper Fudge Cake - this light and fluffy cake is a perfect cake for St. Patrick's Day. Just the right amount of mint extract in the cake, topped with a double layer made of chocolate frosting and minty whipped cream!

Grasshopper Fudge Cream Cake
 
Serves: 20 servings
Ingredients
  • Cake:
  • 1 box white cake mix plus ingredients to make cake
  • 1½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 3-4 drops green food coloring
  • Fudge layer:
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Cream layer:
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 drop green food coloring
  • Andes Mints for garnish if desired
Instructions
  1. Prepare cake according to package directions, adding 1½ tsp mint extract to the batter. Pour all but 1 cup of the batter into a well greased 9x13" pan. Add 3-4 drops food coloring to reserved batter. Drop by spoonfuls on top of white batter. Swirl with a knife. Bake as instructed on box. Cool completely.
  2. While cake is baking, combine sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and milk in a glass bowl. Melt in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds till smooth. Let cool. When cake is cooled, spread chocolate fudge over the top.
  3. Whip cream till soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar, ½ tsp mint extract, and food coloring. Beat till well mixed, then spread over fudge layer. Garnish with Andes Mints if desired.

If you love chocolate mint like I do, you must try this cake. It is absolutely irresistible!

Grasshopper Fudge Cake - this light and fluffy cake is a perfect cake for St. Patrick's Day. Just the right amount of mint extract in the cake, topped with a double layer made of chocolate frosting and minty whipped cream!

Here’s a few more yummy recipes featuring chocolate and mint.

chocolate-mint-recipes-collageAndes Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies / To Die For Mint Brownies

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This looks SO yummy!! Chocolate and mint are one of my favorite flavor combos, especially around this time of year as we get closer to St. Patrick’ Day. 😉

Thanks for sharing with us Kara!!

For more delicious recipes by her, head on over to Creations by Kara.

And for more chocolate + mint recipes, check out these:

Chocolate Mint Oreo Candy Cups- an easy and yummy candy that just melts in your mouth! Made with green candy melts, mint oreo cookies, veg oil, and Andes mints - so good!!

Oreo Chocolate Mint Candy Cups

Frosted Thin Mint M&M Brownies on { lilluna.com } Recipe includes a box brownie, topped with thin mints, then a yummy homemade frosting with mint m&m's!

Frosted Thin Mint Brownies

Delicious Thin Mint Stuffed Gooey Butter Chocolate Cookies on { lilluna.com } A gooey chocolate cookie, stuffed with a thin mint and topped with m&m's.

Thin Mint Stuffed Gooey Chocolate Cookies

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Grasshopper Fudge Cake - this light and fluffy cake is a perfect cake for St. Patrick's Day. Just the right amount of mint extract in the cake, topped with a double layer made of chocolate frosting and minty whipped cream!
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Sabrina

wow, what a wonderful combination of flavors, right up there with chocolate and peanut butter, but looks lighter-fluffier, and love the cream layer, thank you fro this!

    Lil' Luna

    Right?? I love those flavors!! I hope you’ll try this and like it! Thank you so much!

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