Easy Cake Mix Green Grasshopper Cake recipe, perfect for St. Patrick's Day
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5 from 18 votes


Grasshopper Cake is a green, minty cake with chocolate fudge and whipped cream topping sprinkled with Andes Creme de Menthe pieces. So good (and easy!)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grasshopper Cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • ingredients called for on cake mix box: egg whites, oil and water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons mint extract, divided use
  • green food color
  • 1 (16 oz) jar hot fudge topping
  • 1 (8 oz) container whipped topping (COOL WHIP), thawed
  • handful Creme de Menthe chocolate candies, chopped into pieces


  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Make cake mix per the directions on the back of the box.
  • Add in 2 tsp. of mint extract and food color (about 50 drops).
  • Pour batter into baking dish and cook for time listed on back of cake mix box.
  • Once it is finished baking, allow the cake to cool completely.
  • Spread hot fudge sauce on cooled cake.
  • For the next layer, add in 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract and green food coloring (about 6-10 drops) to the whipped topping.
  • Stir it up. Spread whipped topping onto cooled cake.
  • Sprinkle with chopped creme de menthe chocolate candies.



This cake will need to be stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. If the hot fudge sauce is hard to spread at room temperature, try putting it in the microwave (with the lid removed) for about 15-20 seconds. Stir it with a spoon until you get it to a spreadable consistency. You don’t want it to be hot and liquid-y. It should still be a thick but spreadable consistency. Make sure your fudge layer is completely cool before adding whipped topping.


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 315mg | Potassium: 41mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg