Grasshopper Cupcakes

Rich devil's food cupcakes are topped with minty frosting and creme de menthe candies in this dreamy treat.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 24

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
    Calories
    220
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    190mg
    190%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    29g
    29%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    21g
    21%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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