Fudgy Grasshopper Cake

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Fudgy Grasshopper Cake . . .  with a light mint flavor and two layers of topping, this chocolate mint cake is out of this world!

Fudgy Grasshopper Cake . . . a fudge layer and creamy mint topping make this cake extra yummy!

I love chocolate mint any time of year, but it really calls to me during the Christmas season. It’s just not holiday season around here without at least a couple mint chocolate treats, and this Grasshopper Fudge Cake is a new favorite.

Fudge topped Grasshopper Cake - a perfect holiday cake recipe #chocolatemint #cake

It starts with a cake mix (I like Duncan Hines), so it comes together in minutes.  And it slices up so pretty! You add a little green food coloring to some of the batter, then drop it by spoonfuls on top of the white batter.

Swirled Grasshopper Cake with fudge and mint cream layers

Take a butter knife and gently pull it through the batter.

Chocolate mint lovers will go crazy for this Fudge Topped Grasshopper Cake

Those lovely swirls bake up so pretty, and are so fun to slice into when serving.

Mint cake topped with chocolate fudge and mint cream. #grasshopper #mint #cake

After the cake is baked and cooled, it gets topped with a simple chocolate fudge sauce that you whip up in the microwave. I dare you not to taste a spoonful; it is so decadent!

Grasshopper Cake - mint cake topped with fudge and mint cream

On top of that rich and creamy fudge layer is a light and fluffy layer of mint whipped cream.  And of course, if you want, you can garnish the top with chopped or shaved Andes Mints. Perfection!

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!

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

Recipe for Creamy Fudge Grasshopper Cake

Fudgy Grasshopper Cake

Yield: 20 servings

Grasshopper Fudge Cream Cake

Grasshopper Fudge Cream Cake
Marbled white peppermint cake with a ribbon of fudge and a creamy mint topping.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • Cake:
  • 1 box white cake mix plus ingredients to make cake
  • 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 3-4 drops green food coloring
  • Fudge layer:
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Cream layer:
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 drop green food coloring
  • Andes Mints for garnish if desired


Prepare cake according to package directions, adding 1 1/2 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.

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.

Whip cream till soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp mint extract, and food coloring. Beat till well mixed, then spread over fudge layer. Garnish with Andes Mints if desired.


Recipe originally posted at Lil Luna.

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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!


  1. So festive and my favorite flavor combination!

  2. I have always been a HUGE mint + chocolate fan, and this is DIVINE!

  3. Amy Huntley says

    Chocolate and mint! Two of my favorites! I can’t wait to try this cake!

  4. What a fun looking cake! I love mint and chocolate flavours together! Yum!

  5. I love the flavors of mint and chocolate together. So good!

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