Grasshopper Pie Cake – mint chocolate cake layers baked on a mint cookie crust, filled with mint cream cheese and cookie filling and chocolate ganache, and covered with a mint buttercream.
Grasshopper Pie Cake
I’m so excited to share with you my new Grasshopper Pie Cake. If you love the classic dessert in pie form, you’re going to absolutely love this cake. I tried to take all the flavor and texture elements of the pie and incorporate them into the cake.
Inside this cake, you’ll find mint chocolate cookie layers under each of the mint chocolate cake layers, just like the pie has a chocolate cookie crust. You also get a somewhat sour and tart filling that’s made up of cream cheese, whipped cream and mint Oreos. It’s a nice contrast to the bittersweet chocolate.
And you’ll notice there’s mint in each of the elements in this cake, but the flavor isn’t overwhelming at all. In fact, it’s actually pretty subtle throughout the cake and is complimented nicely by all the other flavors.
Look at these layers!
If you don’t want to use mint Oreos, you can sub them for Thin Mints or the Keebler Grasshopper Mint and Fudge Cookies. All of them will be equally amazing in this cake.
- The cookie crust can make this cake hard to cut. I suggest sharpening your knife well before you cut the cake.
- Because there are so many different elements in this cake, you can definitely make things ahead of time. I love making the cake layers early because they freeze so well.
- You can also make the filling ahead of time. Just don’t add the cookies to the mixture until you’re ready to stack and decorate the cake. The cookies will get soggy if they sit in the cream too long.