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Grasshopper Cake

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Cleverly cut mints and a thick layer of buttercream embellish this chocolate cake that's perfect for any Sunday football viewing party.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2009
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Cook's Notes

If desired, fold the trimmed corners from the mints into the batter.

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  • MS12005623
    1 FEB, 2011
    About the frosting: The alcohol in the frosting cooks out while on the stove. Besides, there is only 2 1/2 tblspns which will not get you drunk. And spread out amongst all the other ingredients would not even hurt pregnant women anyway. The egg whites, if done properly, according to directions, will cook, and not be a problem. So, pregnant women and kids, it is okay. There is ONLY 2 1/2 tblspns of alcohol, and cooked egg whites.
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  • VernaB
    18 APR, 2010
    Kelli, if you're worried about raw egg whites you can use meringue powder, which is dried egg whites. It is found in the cake decorating aisle of craft stores and some Walmarts. Just follow package directions. (This product is also used to make royal icing, the kind that is used in the premade rock hard cake decorations you can buy in the grocery store.)
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  • Regan
    6 AUG, 2009
    BusyBeeMommy--Often buttercream frosting made this way appears to curdle and separate when you add the butter. If you keep beating, however, it should come back together.
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  • anabelles
    27 APR, 2009
    swap the creme de menthe for peppermint essence and use butter only for the buttercream, perfectly ok for mum's to be and bubs!
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  • anabelles
    27 APR, 2009
    substite the creme de menthe for peppermint essence and use butter only for the frosting! perfectly suitable for mum's to be and bubs too!
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  • BusyBusyMommy
    19 MAR, 2009
    I made the frosting 3 times and it kept separating. I don't know what I did wrong.
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  • crawpl3
    2 FEB, 2009
    I made these into cupcakes. Everyone thought they were the cutest things. I thought the recipe itself was pretty good, though not great. However, they were all gone by the end of the game!
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  • Kelli_Robinson
    1 FEB, 2009
    This turned out super cute and was very easy , but I don't know how I feel about serving this to pregnant women and kiddos- with the creme de menthe and egg whites... Oh well, I made it so I hope everyone enjoys it tonight!
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