GRASSHOPPER FUDGE CAKE

 

  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 12 to 16 servings
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp mint extract
  • 3 egg white
  • 12 drops green food color
  • 2 jars (16 oz each) hot fudge topping
  • 1 container (8 oz.) whipped topping, thawed
  • 5 drops yellow food color
  • Thin rectangular crème de menthe chocolate candies, unwrapped and cut into pieces, if desired

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. (or 325 F. for dark or nonstick pan).
  • Spray bottom only of 13 X 9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • Make cake mix as directed on box using water, oil, 1 ½ teaspoons of the mint extract and the egg whites; reserve 1 cup of batter.
  • Stir 3 drops of the green food color into the reserved batter and set aside; pour remaining batter into the pan.
  • Drop green batter by generous tablespoonfuls randomly in 12 to 14 mounds onto the batter in the pan; cut through batters with metal spatula or knife in S-shaped curves in one continuous motion.
  • Turn pan ¼ run; repeat cutting for swirled design.
  • Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; run knife around side of the pan to loosen the cake; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Carefully spread the fudge topping evenly over the cake.
  • In a medium bowl, stir whipped topping, remaining ½ teaspoon extract, remaining 9 drops of green food color and the yellow food color until blended; spread whipped topping mixture evenly over fudge.
  • Garnish with candy pieces, if desired; store covered in refrigerator.

Notes

This delicious minty cake comes from Betty Crocker; perfect for Saint Patrick's Day!

Author Credit: Betty Crocker

Website Credit: http://www.bettycrocker.com

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