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Grasshopper Cupcakes



  • 1 box Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix
  • To make the cake mix you will need

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 bag of individual mints, like thin mints or peppermint patty, approximately 30-40, unwrapped
  • 1 can pre-made white frosting, butter cream or cream cheese
  • Green food coloring or sprinkles
  • Peppermint extract for icing, if desired


Preheat oven to 350 F. Use cupcake liners for regular sized cupcakes. Prepare the cake mix as indicated on the box. Only fill the cupcakes to about 2/3 full. Place a mint in the middle of each cup then spoon a little more batter over the mint.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Test by pressing down lightly on the cupcake top. If it springs back up it is done. The toothpick test won’t work because the center is gooey from the melted mint. Cool the cupcakes completely before icing.

For the frosting, you can use as is and sprinkle with green colored sugar. Or mix green food coloring and a drop of peppermint extract to taste. Ice the cupcakes when they are cool. Cut the remaining mints in half and garnish the top of the cupcake with the mint.

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