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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style with this green Grasshopper Ombre Cake!
This Grasshopper Ombre Cake is not only gorgeous shades of green, it has the delicious boozy boost of Crème de Menthe and creamy chocolate ganache.
When I get together with my friends for a girl's night, I'm always asked to bring a dessert. A group is gathering this weekend so I've been busy in the kitchen baking up something fun for our party. With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to make a trendy dessert that was green; and to really make my friends happy – boozy.
Ombre cakes are all the rage right now. To make this one boozy, I added a few splashes of Crème de Menthe to the cake batter. The liquor did double duty; it added a lovely mint flavor and a nice green color to my cake. I love mint with chocolate, so I filled my cake layers with a rich and creamy chocolate ganache.
When frosting the outside of my cake I chose to pipe on little stars using a pastry tip. It made creating the ombre effect with the green frosting super easy. I used 5 different shades of green plus some white. I think the cake would have looked a bit better with more of the darker green, but I'm pretty sure my friends will love it just as it is!
Create as many shades of green frosting as you'd like to use. I made 5 different greens and also used some white for a bit of contrast.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!