Bundt Cake #81: Grasshopper

Grasshoppers, Thin Mints, Peppermint Patties…whatever you call it…it’s that chocolate-mint combination that was just meant to be together.  And with a little green frosting, it’s perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day.

 Shopping List
1 box of chocolate cake mix
2 small boxes of instant chocolate pudding
1/2 cup of veggie oil
1 1/4 cups water
4 eggs
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1 can vanilla frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease (I use Pam) a 10 inch bundt pan or 12 mini bundt pans.
In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, puddings, oil, water and eggs with an electric mixer.  Mix in peppermint extract.   Pour into prepared bundt pan.
Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean for a large bundt cake or 16 to 18 minutes for mini cakes.
Let cake rest on counter in pan 10 minutes. Then, invert cake onto serving plate to finish cooling.
 Add a few drops of green food coloring to your vanilla frosting (you could even add another teaspoon of extract if you really wanted your cake minty).
Frost your cake(s) with your green frosting, serve and enjoy.
My little grasshopper.

I heart chocolate and mint…and St. Patrick’s Day.
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  • Kat March 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Where would one find Mint M&Ms? I've only ever seen the Christmas ones.

  • Mix and Match Mama March 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I find mint M&Ms this time of year at Walmart, Target and my local grocery store. They're with the seasonal candy.

  • Rachel [at] floral and fudge March 10, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    what a great new flavor!
    cute photos of Kensington!

  • Angela March 10, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Yum! I love all things chocolate and mint. What a cute little st. Pattys day treat!

  • Erin @ Sassin Southern Style March 10, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    This is adorable, and I love chocolate and mint!

  • Matt and Jen March 10, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Yummy! I love all things mint as chocolate. Thanks for the idea. šŸ™‚

  • Matt and Jen March 10, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    This looks awesome! I love chocolate and mint. I can also find the mint m&ms at target…never looked for them at Walmart, though. Thanks so much for the idea! šŸ™‚

  • Kacey March 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Where did you get your mini bunt pan(s)?


  • Mix and Match Mama March 13, 2013 at 10:12 am

    My mini-bundt pans came from Williams-Sonoma! Thanks!

  • Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com March 13, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    PERFECT combo of flavors!! Pinned this recipe too šŸ˜‰
    So glad to have come across your blog today!! Now following you via GFC … would love to have you stop by and visit me at ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com sometime too! Have a fabulous day!! :*)

  • Mary March 18, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Made these little yummiest for St. party's day and they were a hit! I used sugar free pudding because I am diabetic and they still turned out great! Shared with friends and neighbors because I am afraid I will eat them all! Thanks for a great recipe, my first bundt cake….but not my last….excited to see Sean on DWTS…

  • Ramona February 20, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I've been searching through your archives looking for something fun and festive to make for St. Patty's day and I want to make them all. Lol. But I'm thinking I might just make these as mini bundt cakes. BTW, do you have an Irish soda bread recipe that you love? Thanks so much! You're the best!