Saturday, March 10, 2012

Grasshopper Fudge Cake

My daughter found this in one of my old Betty Crocker calandars, and had marked it with a small green heart. It's been sitting on the fridge for a few months now, and with St Patricks day coming, what better time to make it?  
I changed a few things from the original recipe, as always, but the idea is the same and quite good!

  • 1 (18 ¼ ounce) box Betty Crocker super moist white cake mix

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • 13; cup vegetable oil

  • teaspoons mint extract

  • egg whites ( ides 3 eggs)

  • 12 drops green food coloring

  • 2 (16 ounce) jars hot fudge topping

  • ounces frozen whipped topping , thawed (I made my own whipped cream)

  • drops yellow food coloring ( didn't use)

  • Andes mints candies , unwrapped and cut into pieces

  • * I added 1/2 vanilla bean*

  • Heat oven to 350F for shiny metal or glass 13x9 pan (or 325F for dark or nonstick 13x9 pan).

  • Spray bottom only of pan with baking spray with flour.

  • Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil, 1 1/2 tsp mint extract and the egg whites.

  • Reserve 1 cup batter; stir 3 drops of the green food coloring into the reserved batter and set aside.

  • Pour remaining batter into pan.

  • Drop green batter by generous tablespoonfuls randomly in 12-14 mounds onto the batter in pan.

  • Cut through batters with a metal spatula or knife in S-shaped curves in one continuous motion.

  • Turn pan 1/4 turn; repeat cutting for swirled design.

  • Bake 28-33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  • Run knife around side of pan to loosen cake.

  • Cool completely, about 1 hour.

  • Carefully spread fudge topping evenly over the cake.

  • In medium bowl, stir whipped topping, remaining 1/2 tsp extract, remaining 9 drops of green food coloring and the yellow food coloring until blended.

  • Spread whipped topping mixture evenly over fudge.

  • Garnish with candy pieces.

  • Store covered in refrigerator 


    Veronica Miller said...

    Aw, you're a good mama! I marked this for my hubby five years ago and still haven't made it! Ridiculous. It looks perfect-mmmmmm.

    My Italian Smörgåsbord said...

    so pretty! lovely cake Kim.

    Inessa said...

    Very delicious looking cake Kim!!! Love your pictures. ;)

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