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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Grasshopper Poke Cake - Made by MiMi

      MiMi found this recipe over at Shugary Sweets and just knew she had to make it.  With St. Pat's coming up, why not do it now.  So this is what we had for dessert at our last family dinner.  Everyone loved it.  Jax especially liked the mint whipped topping and wanted to eat his and mine.  K.C. joked that it tasted like toothpaste, but didn't waste any time eating his whole piece.

    The pudding and hot fudge helped to make the cake extra moist and the minty whipped topping coated with Andes candy is a great finishing touch.

Grasshopper Poke Cake


1 box chocolate cake mix (with the ingredients to make it)
1 cup Andes creme de menthe baking chips (divided)
1 box instant chocolate pudding mix
2 cups milk
16 oz whipped topping
1/2 tsp mint extract 
Green food coloring

  1. Mix together cake mix according to box directions, folding in 3/4 cup of the Andes chips before baking.
  2. Mix together pudding and milk.  As soon as you remove the cake from the oven, use a skewer to poke holes all over the cake.  Pour pudding mixture over the cake and spread to cover.  
  3. Spread hot fudge over cake and pudding.  Allow cake to cool.
  4. Once cake is cooled, mix whipped topping and mint extract and a drop or two of green food coloring if desired.  Spread over cake.  Sprinkle remaining Andes chips over top.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.


  1. That looks rich!

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  2. This looks delicious! I love the combination of all those flavors. I also love that it starts with a cake mix! Pinning.

    1. It was so easy and super yummy! My favorite kind of recipe ;-)

  3. Mmm -- this sounds so good! Thanks so much for sharing at Snickerdoodle! :)

  4. I almost bought some of those Andes mints yesterday! This does look delicious! It must be good because you got me over from Snickerdoodle as well. Hope to see you again!

    1. You should definitely pick some up next time!

  5. Carlee this sounds like a perfect cake for St. Pats or any potluck, too! I know it must have been just lapped up! Happy Throwback Thursday!

    1. It didn't last long, that is for sure. I love andes mints and anything with a little mint and a LOT of chocolate ;-)


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