Sunday, March 10, 2013

Bundt Cake #81: Grasshopper


Grasshoppers, Thin Mints, Peppermint Patties...whatever you call it...it's that chocolate-mint combination that was just meant to be together.  And with a little green frosting, it's perfect for your St. Patrick's Day.



 Shopping List
1 box of chocolate cake mix
2 small boxes of instant chocolate pudding
1/2 cup of veggie oil
1 1/4 cups water
4 eggs
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1 can vanilla frosting
green food coloring
Mint M&Ms or Andes Mints 
Green sprinkles



Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease (I use Pam) a 10 inch bundt pan or 12 mini bundt pans.

In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, puddings, oil, water and eggs with an electric mixer.  Mix in peppermint extract.   Pour into prepared bundt pan.

Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean for a large bundt cake or 16 to 18 minutes for mini cakes.

Let cake rest on counter in pan 10 minutes. Then, invert cake onto serving plate to finish cooling.

 Add a few drops of green food coloring to your vanilla frosting (you could even add another teaspoon of extract if you really wanted your cake minty).

Frost your cake(s) with your green frosting and garnish with Mint M&Ms and green sprinkles.



Mint M&Ms come in a package like this.  You can also use Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips instead.  You can also just take regular Andes candies and chop those up to garnish.  I kept my frosting vanilla and added the mint candy on top...but again, you could add a little peppermint extract to your frosting to really intensify the mint flavor.

My little grasshopper.











I heart chocolate and mint...and St. Patrick's Day.

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11 comments:

Kat said...

Where would one find Mint M&Ms? I've only ever seen the Christmas ones.

Mix and Match Mama said...

I find mint M&Ms this time of year at Walmart, Target and my local grocery store. They're with the seasonal candy.

Rachel [at] floral and fudge said...

what a great new flavor!
cute photos of Kensington!
floral&fudge

Angela said...

Yum! I love all things chocolate and mint. What a cute little st. Pattys day treat!

Erin @ Sassin Southern Style said...

This is adorable, and I love chocolate and mint!

Matt and Jen said...

Yummy! I love all things mint as chocolate. Thanks for the idea. :-)

Matt and Jen said...

This looks awesome! I love chocolate and mint. I can also find the mint m&ms at target...never looked for them at Walmart, though. Thanks so much for the idea! :-)

Kacey said...

Where did you get your mini bunt pan(s)?

Thanks!

Mix and Match Mama said...

My mini-bundt pans came from Williams-Sonoma! Thanks!

Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com said...

PERFECT combo of flavors!! Pinned this recipe too ;)
So glad to have come across your blog today!! Now following you via GFC ... would love to have you stop by and visit me at ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com sometime too! Have a fabulous day!! :*)

Mary said...

Made these little yummiest for St. party's day and they were a hit! I used sugar free pudding because I am diabetic and they still turned out great! Shared with friends and neighbors because I am afraid I will eat them all! Thanks for a great recipe, my first bundt cake....but not my last....excited to see Sean on DWTS...

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