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Grasshopper Cake

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 2 hr 5 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 15 servings
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Enjoy this minty delight - delicious grasshopper cake dessert that can be served at any gathering.

Ingredients

2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1 2/3
cups sugar
2/3
cup shortening
1
cup milk
1/4
cup white crème de menthe*
3 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon vanilla
5
egg whites
1
jar (12 oz) fudge topping
3
tablespoons white crème de menthe or crème de menthe-flavored syrup*
4
drops green food color
1
container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed (3 cups)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan. Beat flour, sugar, shortening, milk, 1/4 cup crème de menthe, the baking powder, salt and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg whites on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 2 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely.
  • 3 Spread fudge topping over cake. Carefully fold 3 tablespoons crème de menthe and the food color into whipped topping; spread over cake. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan. Beat flour, sugar, shortening, milk, 1/4 cup crème de menthe, the baking powder, salt and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg whites on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 2 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely.
  • 3 Spread fudge topping over cake. Carefully fold 3 tablespoons crème de menthe and the food color into whipped topping; spread over cake. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

*Use 1/4 cup milk plus 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract for the 1/4 cup crème de menthe. Use 3 tablepsoons milk plus 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract for the 3 tablespoons crème de menthe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
385
Calories from Fat
145
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
Saturated Fat
4g
4%
Cholesterol
5mg
5%
Sodium
330mg
330%
Total Carbohydrate
57g
57%
Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
Protein
5g
5%
% Daily Value*:
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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