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Mint Chocolate Cake

Mint Chocolate Cake (Grasshopper Cake)

Mint Chocolate Cake (Grasshopper Cake) is the PERFECT combo of indulgent chocolate and mint frosting, made with cocoa powder, hot coffee, and mint buttercream, ready in under 60 minutes!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword mint chocolate cake (grasshopper cake)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 474 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot coffee you can substitute boiling water
  • Mint Frosting Recipe
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and butter and dust with cocoa powder two 9" cake pans.
  2. In a stand mixer on low speed mix together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt,
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla then add it to the stand mixer on low then medium speed until just combined and finally add in the water carefully and stir it in by hand until just combined (do not turn on the mixer, it may splash on you).
  4. Pour half of the batter into each of the pans and bake for 30-35 minutes then remove, let cool completely and frost with the mint frosting.

Recipe Notes

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Mint Chocolate Cake (Grasshopper Cake)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 474 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 422mg 18%
Potassium 238mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 78g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 58g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Calcium 6.2%
Iron 11.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.