Grasshopper Cake – This mint and chocolate cake is a longtime family favorite, a recipe I’ve enjoyed nearly all my life. Layers of mint cake, chocolate fudge, and minty whipped cream make this the perfect dessert for the Christmas season or for St. Patrick’s Day…or absolutely any day!
This cake has happy childhood memories written all over it.
When Mom made Grasshopper Cake, it didn’t matter the season, it always felt like a holiday. Its layers of minty green and chocolate fudge have always mesmerized me. This dessert remains a favorite of mine to this day, and has captured the hearts of my husband and daughters as well.
Mom was always known for having some Chocolate Mint Brownies stashed away in the freezer. (For emergencies, ya know!)
That mint + chocolate flavor combo is still one of her favorites, and I can’t help but think of her every time I see it.
Mom still makes this mint chocolate cake from the handwritten recipe card given to her from our farm neighbor and friend, Judi Fritz. I have memories of Judi cutting this cake in her kitchen, portioning it out for a houseful of neighbor friends.
How to make grasshopper cake
I have less than a handful of recipes that I turn to time and time again, that start with a box cake mix. And this is one of them. With just a few added ingredients, this cake is ready to bake.
The next step is the chocolate fudge layer, which also could not be easier. If you can open a jar of your favorite fudge topping (here’s my favorite), you can make this cake’s fudge layer!
And finally, a layer of mint-enhanced Cool Whip finishes off this pretty cake. Yes, I said Cool Whip.
Layer one, layer two, layer three. And you’re done!!
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Check out more mint chocolate deliciousness:
- Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream Brownie Cookies
- Chocolate Cake with Fluffy Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream
- Homemade Chocolate Pudding Cups with Mint Grasshopper Cream
And here are a few recipes I found that I’d like to try!
- Mint Chocolate Swirl Bark from Love & Olive Oil
- Mint Hot Cocoa from Lil’ Luna
- Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies from Two Peas & Their Pod
NOTE: The cake photos in this post show this cake made with two jars of hot fudge topping. Only use two jars if you REALLY like fudge a whole lot. Otherwise stick to the recipe as written, using a single jar of fudge topping. from the recipe box of neighbor and friend Judi Fritz As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
for the cake:
for the topping:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 50mg Carbohydrates: 26g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 24g Protein: 2g
NOTE: The cake photos in this post show this cake made with two jars of hot fudge topping. Only use two jars if you REALLY like fudge a whole lot. Otherwise stick to the recipe as written, using a single jar of fudge topping.
from the recipe box of neighbor and friend Judi Fritz
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This post was previously published in 2012. I updated some of the photographs and some of the text in 2019.
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