Grasshopper Poke Cake

This Grasshopper Poke Cake is super easy and over the top delicious. Just a few ingredients and boxed cake mix and you’ll be enjoying this for dessert today!

Grasshopper Poke Cake: a delicious chocolate cake topped with chocolate pudding, hot fudge, and minty Cool Whip!
Grasshopper Poke Cake: a delicious chocolate cake topped with chocolate pudding, hot fudge, and minty Cool Whip!

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Yield: 16 servings

Grasshopper Poke Cake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 36 minutes

Grasshopper Poke Cake: minty delicious fudgy cake recipe


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (with ingredients)
  • ¾ cup Andes creme de menthe baking chips
  • 1 box (3.9 ounce) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 ¼ cup hot fudge sauce
  • 16 ounce Cool Whip, thawed
  • ½ teaspoon mint extract
  • green food coloring
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Bake chocolate cake according to package directions for a 13x9 cake. Before baking though, fold in the Andes baking chips!
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the pudding mix with milk. Remove cake from oven and poke holes over the top immediately. I use a wooden skewer for this.
  3. Pour the pudding mix over cake while warm (no need to let pudding set). Spread hot fudge sauce over the top of the cake. Some of the pudding and hot fudge will settle into the holes of the cake, it's a good thing!
  4. In a large bowl, fold the Cool Whip with mint extract and a drop of green food coloring. Spread over cake and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
  5. Refrigerate cake for 4 hours or overnight. Slice and serve!


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 piece of cake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 246mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

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Posted on March 6, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. This cake is awesome! You have assembled a cake that is not hard to decorate and resulting in such a unique cake!! Everyone will love this recipe!

  2. Do you heat the fudge sauce first or use cold from the jar? Making this now, so not sure if you’ll see in time. Thanks!

  3. Made this tonight for my moms 70th tomorrow. She loooooves chocolate. I’m torn whether to top w coolwhip as your recipe calls or should I top w whipped chocolate frosting?? Too much chocolate that way?? Let me know your thoughts if you get this! Thanks!

    1. I love using Cool WHip on this cake because the cake itself is so rich and fudgy! It adds a lightness to a very dense cake 🙂

  4. My child asked for chocolate sheet cake so I had the idea to just do cake with hot fudge and cool whip but then I did a Google search and came across your blog. Now I’m curious what does the chocolate pudding do to the cake?!? I was just gonna throw together what I was thinking but then saw this and thought I might should try it.

  5. I made this for my husband’s st. patrick’s day birthday! He brought it to work to celebrate with everyone and I can’t wait to hear how it all turned out! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

  6. I’m the queen of showing up with dessert that has a serving or two missing… It’s why I almost always pre-slice my cakes! That way, I can arrange all of the slices on a plate, and nobody notices the missing two. (Until they check out the blog or Instagram… 😉 ) And I totally wish I could be adopted because that cake + pudding mix combo is calling my name way too loudly! Pinned!

  7. I could eat this entire cake! Not even kidding. I like how easy it is to make and it’s the perfect cake to bring to family and friends!

  8. Oh wow Aimee! Chocolate + Mint = Heaven! This looks amazing… I love poke cakes and I can’t wait to try this.

  9. I totally know what you mean about always testing new recipes out on your friends and family! I thought I was the only one that did that haha!

    This cake looks amazing!! Pinning!

  10. Everyone around me is so used to the missing slice or hacked at dessert that I show up with. And yes, more cake is always a good thing! Love this fun chocolate mint pudding cake!!!

  11. That’s kind of my way of playing with fire, Aimee. I tell people I’ll bring the dessert for a potluck, invent something, and cross my fingers and hope for the best. It’s kind of nerve-wracking, but also a total high when it works out great.
    This is definitely one of those big successes. I love it!

  12. This cake sounds delicious and you added a whole jar of hot fudge. Yes please!! I am always torn at work potlucks if I want to blog about something I make. To precut and photograph before or after. After never seems to work!

  13. Wow, this is one mouthwatering creation! I am in love with chocolate and mint, and I would eat this cake happily, with or without a missing piece!

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