Saturday, March 17, 2012
Grasshopper Cake...from The Country Cook...
1 box white cake mix
ingredients called for on cake mix box; egg whites, oil and water
2 1/2 teaspoons mint extract, divided use
green food color
1 jar (16 oz.) hot fudge topping
1 container (8 0z.) whipped topping, thawed
Creme de Menthe chocolate candies chopped into pieces
You want to look for Mint Extract, not Peppermint Extract.
Mint extract is a combination of peppermint and spearmint oils.
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Spray 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Make cake mix per the directions on the back of the box.
Add in 2 tsp. of the mint extract and the green food color. I'm using liquid food coloring here.
she added about 50 drops of color.
If you have the food coloring paste, just add until you reach desired color. she said she really wanted it green.
Pour batter into baking dish and cook for time listed on back of cake mix box.
Once it is finished baking, allow the cake to cool completely.
It might help to put the jar (with lid removed) into the microwave for about 60 seconds to thin it out a little.
Give it a stir with a spoon then spread onto cake.
For the next layer, add in 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract and green food coloring
(about 6-10 drops) to the whipped topping.
Stir it up.
If you'd like, you can add in more green food coloring until you've reached the desired color.
Spread whipped topping onto cake.
Then sprinkle with chopped creme de menthe candies.
But if you can't find those, just pick up a bag of the Andes Creme de Menthe thins in the candy section of your grocery store
and give them a rough chop.
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Here's what I'm doing so far with my little purple flower, just making it up as I go along will see what becomes of it...hugs....