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Grasshopper Cupcakes

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  • 35 min prep time
  • 2 hr 0 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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Rich devil's food cupcakes are topped with minty frosting and creme de menthe candies in this dreamy treat.

Ingredients

1
box (18.25 oz) devil's food cake mix with pudding in the mix
1 1/3
cups water
1/2
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
1
container (12 oz) fluffy white whipped ready-to-spread frosting
1/4
teaspoon peppermint extract
4
drops green food color
24
thin rectangular crème de menthe chocolate candies, unwrapped, each cut in half crosswise

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Make cake mix into cupcakes as directed on box using water, oil and eggs. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 In small bowl, reserve 1/2 cup frosting for garnish. Into remaining frosting, stir peppermint extract and food color until well blended. Frost cupcakes with green frosting.
  • 3 Spoon 1 teaspoon reserved white frosting onto center of each frosted cupcake. Decorate each with 2 candy pieces, standing on edge.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Make cake mix into cupcakes as directed on box using water, oil and eggs. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 In small bowl, reserve 1/2 cup frosting for garnish. Into remaining frosting, stir peppermint extract and food color until well blended. Frost cupcakes with green frosting.
  • 3 Spoon 1 teaspoon reserved white frosting onto center of each frosted cupcake. Decorate each with 2 candy pieces, standing on edge.

Expert Tips

In place of candy mints, garnish these cupcakes with candy-coated chocolate candies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
18%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
30mg
9%
Sodium
190mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
21g
21%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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