Grasshopper Cupcakes

Here is a great recipe for those St. Patty's Day celebrations you may have this week.  They are a spin on the Neapolitan Cupcakes (recipe from that I made for Valentines' Day.  I'm a huge fan of mint chocolate chip ice cream, Ande's Mints, etc...  So, I thought what a better treat than brownie and mint.  Enjoy!! (Makes approx. 30 cupcakes)

Brownie Layer:
  • 1 (19.5 ounce) package brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
Cake Layer:
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package vanilla cake mix 
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 3 egg whites 
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • green food coloring
Topping and Other needs:
  • 1 can vanilla cake frosting
  • sprinkles or other decor
  • cupcake papers
  • non-stick spray
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stir together the brownie layer ingredients, set aside.
  3. Mix the cake ingredients together on medium speed for 2 minutes, add food coloring until the green color of your choice, set aside.
  4. Spoon the brownie batter into lightly greased cupcake papers in a muffin pan, filling each cup 1/3 full. Spoon the cake batter over the brownie batter, until papers are each 3/4 full.
  5. Bake until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 20 minutes.
  6. After cooling completely, top with frosting and sprinkles or other decor.
Source: + my own mint twist 

This recipe was featured on the REAL Housewives of Riverton blog at


  1. found these on the riverside housewives round up. they look soooo good! i definitely want to try them.

    meg @

    1. Thanks!! They were a big hit at my house!! They are also great with vanilla buttercream frosting if you have the time to make it. Love easy fun recipes!!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I made the cupcakes the other day, and they were fabulous. I increased the mint by adding the new Duncan Hines Frosting Creations mint packet to the vanilla icing. A few rainbow sprinkles and an Andes mint stuck in the top of each cupcake made these a great end to a birthday dinner.


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