Grasshopper Cupcakes

Rich chocolate cupcakes topped with a creamy Mint whipped cream frosting . So light, so refreshing, Grasshopper Cupcakes are the perfect after dinner treat!

Dark chocolate cupcakes with Grasshopper frosting. A fresh, minty, whipped cream frosting!
Dark chocolate cupcakes with Grasshopper frosting. A fresh, minty, whipped cream frosting!

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Yield: 12 cupcakes

Grasshopper Cupcakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 12 chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp mint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup (garnish)
  • 6 Andes chocolate mint candies


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat heavy cream with a whisk (attached to a stand mixer or a handheld electric mixer) for 2-3 minutes until thickened. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar, mint extract and green food coloring.
  2. Beat an additional 2-3 minutes until desired consistency.
  3. Frost cupcakes, cake or brownie and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Top with mint candies.


  • Tip 32 was used to frost cupcakes in photo above. Recipe will frost 12 cupcakes, one 13x9 pan of brownies or a 2 layer 8 inch cake.

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Posted on February 25, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. Oh my gosh, mint flavored whipped cream, I die. I just might have to make a batch to have tomorrow night. By itself. Just because.

  2. This looks incredible!!!! I’d love for you to share it on my link party

  3. Now I don’t know whether I want buttercream or whipped cream frosting! I guess at long as it is mint, it’ll be good. 🙂 That green is a really pretty shade!

  4. These look amazing! I remember first seeing the Grasshopper pie on a Nigella cookery programme- the colours look so amazing! 🙂

  5. I’m a huge fan of whipped cream frosting, Aimee, and I love that this is mint flavored! These are just perfect for St. Patty’s Day. Pinning!

  6. 1. I love Andes mints.
    2.BIG FAN of whipped cream frostings
    3.I’m so sorry about the canceled book proposal! I totally get it though–I’m excited to see all the yummy frostings you have to share!
    4.THESE CUPCAKES: beautiful. delish. want. need.

  7. I always look forward to those mints at Olive Garden 🙂 Love this icing too – light, whipped – yum!

  8. You had me at Grasshopper. In the late 1950s my mom and I would go out to dinner and then retire to the “lounge” for a “little cocktail” (illicit, since I was only 18) and it was always a grasshopper. I’ve had a nostalgic love for the flavor all these years. I love whipped cream frosting too. When I see Cool-whip in a recipe I automatically hit the delete key. Love your blog.

  9. These look so pretty and festive Aimee! Chocolate and mint are one of my favorite flavors that I can have all the time and I love the sound of this lighter whipped cream frosting. Can’t wait to see the rest of what you’ve put together 🙂

  10. Those Andes mints are one of the reasons I love Olive Garden so much!!! Mint and chocolate is such a great combo. Gorgeous cupcakes girl!!!

  11. The grasshopper flavor profile is an awesome one. Thin Mints, Andes Mints, Frango Mints, the whole family – yum! These look great and regarding not competing with Courtney re your other post. I can ONLY imagine how this feels Aimee. So bittersweet not to go thru with it. Gosh, the work. I can really only imagine how you have soul-searched this but it sounds like you’re in a good place with it 🙂 And you’ve got blog posts for a year 🙂

    1. I agree. Love chocolate mint! And Frango mints? OMG yummy!
      I am definitely in a good place with it. Tough call to make, but after reading her book, my word, I just can’t compete with that awesomeness 🙂

  12. Absolutely mouthwatering and so festive! I can’t wait to see all that you’ve got prepared. I’m sure another cookbook deal/idea will come along in due time 🙂

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