Are you looking to make something special for St. Patrick's Day?
Try making this beautiful Grasshopper Green Ombre Cake and show off your baking skills!
How would you like a big bite of Creme de Menthe-infused cake layered with rich and creamy dark chocolate ganache all covered in vanilla frosting?
It's refreshing, decadent, and boozy!
When I get together with my friends for a girl's night, I'm always asked to bring a dessert. A group is gathering this weekend so I've been busy in the kitchen baking up something fun for our party.
With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to make a trendy dessert.
Ombre cakes are all the rage right now, so I figured I'd try my hand at making a green one.
When I mixed up my cake batter, I added a few splashes of Creme de Menthe. The liquor did double duty; it added a lovely mint flavor and a nice green color to my cake.
I love mint with chocolate, so I filled my cake layers with a rich and creamy chocolate ganache.
When frosting the outside of my cake I chose to pipe on little stars using a pastry tip. It made creating the ombre effect with the green frosting super easy.
This cake would make a nice dessert for St. Patrick's Day or for the start of spring.
Creme de Menthe cake with layers of chocolate ganache are frosted with various shades of green frosting in an ombre pattern.
- 1 box Betty Crocker White Cake Mix
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup creme de menthe
- 3 egg whites
- ⅓ cup oil
- green food coloring
- 12 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 4-5 cups white frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Blend the cake mix, water, Creme de Menthe, eggs, and oil together.
Beat on high speed for two minutes.
Divide the batter into four bowls and make them various shades of green.
Spray four 8-inch baking pans with non-stick spray.
Pour the batter into the pans. Tap them several times on the counter to remove air bubbles. This will keep your cakes nice and level while baking.
Bake the cakes for 15-17 minutes then set them on a cooling rack until completely cooled.
Pour the finely chopped chocolate into a shallow bowl.
Pour the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar into a small saucepan.
Set the pan over medium heat.
Heat the cream until it just begins to bubble.
Pour it over the chocolate, coving it completely.
Let the chocolate and cream rest for 3 minutes.
Then start stirring in the center of the bowl until the chocolate and cream come together.
Continue making the circle bigger and stir until just combined.
Set the ganache aside to cool just until it's thick enough to spread onto the cake.
Stack your cakes with the darkest green at the bottom and spread some chocolate ganache filling in between each layer.
Crumb coat your cake with some white frosting.
Divide the remaining frosting into 4-6 bowls then color the frosting various shades of green.
Fit six pastry bags with small star decorating tips and fill the bags with white and green frosting.
Pipe rows of stars around the cake starting with the darkest green at the bottom and going up to white at the top.
Continue to pipe rows of stars around the top of the cake, starting with the lightest color on the outside and the darkest green in the center.
Place the cake on a serving platter, and pipe a nice border around the edge.
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Thank you so much! I really wanted to make this cake, it looks so good 🙂
You are welcome. Thanks for letting me know the recipe link no longer worked! I hope you enjoy the cake.
Hi! The link to the recipe and instructions doesn't work. It takes me to a directory of cakes on the tablespoon site. This looks very lovely and it must have taken forever to pipe all that icing on 🙂
Sorry about that. Tablespoon has removed some of the recipes from their website. I went ahead and added the recipe to the post, so you can print it out from here. Enjoy!
Sweet Silly Sara
I'm in some serious need of practice with my piping skills, your Ombre Cake is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for linking it up at Tell it To Me Tuesday!
Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com
So pretty...love this cake Beth!!
Looks sooo lovely ..
Popped from Mix it up monday
Thanks for stopping by!
This is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂
Thanks, Lisa. I always enjoy linking up to your party:)
This is gorgeous. You are so talented! My family would love it if I could pull this off!
Thanks, Blair! I know you could make this cake too:)
This cake is absolutely beautiful!
PapaLos - The Man, The Chef, The Dad
This cake is crazy, great job on it! I can't stop looking at it, it's mesmerising.
So pretty, wish I had a big piece right now - I love crème de menthe! and cake.
Did I miss the link for the recipe?
Btw, you are amazing, Beth!
Hi Jan, there are two purple links above in the post and here is the url - http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/grasshopper-ombre-cake/ad161a36-f0b2-485b-93fd-267a8279f641/
Oh my goodness. How long did it take you to decorate that? SO PRETTY!
Danielle at www.framedfrosting.com
Oh, this was nothing compared to the cake that I'll share with you tomorrow!