Grasshopper Poke Cake with a rich chocolate fudge cake, sweetened condensed milk with a mint flavor that will be a delight to your taste buds. Oh, yes, it is easy too!
Grasshopper Poke Cake has a mint flavor that is so refreshing, it is like brushing your teeth, without brushing your teeth.
Well, kind of. Anything to justify eating this delicious cake recipe.
Better than anything cake? Well, kind of...
Have you heard of Better Than Anything Cake? It is a classic chocolate cake with caramel, sweetened condensed milk and whipped topping.
The grasshopper poke cake is a play on that classic cake with a few similarities and a few differences. Once major difference is the mint flavoring in the cake and cookie topping.
Can I use a box cake mix?
Um, yeah! Go for it! I used the Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge cake because, honestly, it was on sale for $.50 at Kroger this past week. What can I say, sales inspire me. ;-)
You can use any type of chocolate cake. You could even use a Devil's Food cake if you would like. If you wanted to use a homemade Devil's Food Cake recipe, you could use this one here.
The only thing you need to add to the cake batter (whether boxed or not) is the mint extract. Everything else stays the same.
You simply mix the boxed cake mix according to package directions and add 1 teaspoon of mint extract to the batter and mix well.
Then pour it into the 13x9 greased cake pan. Bake according to package directions. Remove from oven and let cool on the counter. After it has cooled completely, poke holes in the cake using the end of a wooden spoon or something like it.
Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top of the cake, filling the holes. If you want to use the whole can of sweetened condensed milk, you can. I chose not to and used about 80% of it (guesstimate). Just my preference.
What about the topping of the grasshopper poke cake?
The topping is whipped cream. I used cool whip but you can use homemade whipping cream. Either way is fine. The cookie crumbs are the mint grasshopper cookies. Next time, I may try the OREO brand mint cookies. I think it would add another depth to the cake. The mint grasshopper cookies were certainly good, but I am just curious the taste differences with the mint OREO cookies.
Grasshopper Poke Cake
- 1 box chocolate cake mix plus ingredients to make the cake on the back of the box
- 1 teaspoon mint extract
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 8 oz Cool Whip
- 20 mint cookies crumbled
- Make cake mix according to package directions
- Stir in mint extract
- Pour into a greased 9x13 cake pan
- Bake according to package instructions
- Remove from oven and let cool on the counter
- When cake is cooled, poke holes into the cake (See pictures above). Pour sweetened condensed milk over top of the cake
- Spread with whipped topping
- Sprinkle crushed cookies on top of cake
- Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving