Grasshopper Fudge Cake

Pretty streaks of green peek out from slices of white cake topped with hot fudge sauce and creamy whipped topping.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 55 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 15

Ingredients

1
box white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
2
teaspoons mint extract
12
drops green food color
2
jars (16 oz each) hot fudge topping
1
container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
5
drops yellow food color
Thin rectangular crème de menthe chocolate candies, unwrapped and cut into pieces, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 Make cake batter as directed on box, adding 1 1/2 teaspoons of the mint extract with the water. Reserve 1 cup batter. Stir 3 drops of the green food color into reserved batter; set aside. Pour remaining batter into pan.
  • 3 Drop green batter by generous tablespoonfuls randomly in 12 to 14 mounds onto batter in pan. Cut through batters with metal spatula or knife in S-shaped curves in one continuous motion. Turn pan one-fourth turn; repeat cutting for swirled design.
  • 4 Bake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 5 Carefully spread fudge topping evenly over cake. In medium bowl, stir whipped topping, remaining 1/2 teaspoon mint extract, remaining 9 drops green food color and the yellow food color until blended. Spread whipped topping mixture evenly over fudge. Garnish with candy pieces. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    420
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    440mg
    440%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    67g
    67%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    44g
    44%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 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 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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