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Grasshopper Trifle

By Bree Hester
Created January 10, 2017
Grasshopper Trifle is a showstopper. Beautiful to look at and even better to eat. Layers of chocolate cake, mint filling, and lots of freshly whipped cream.
Grasshopper Trifle

Grasshopper Trifle is one of my favorite desserts ever. I love the mint chocolate combination and this trifle takes it to a whole new level. This dessert is as beautiful as it is tasty. The beauty of this dessert is that it tastes better the longer that it sits. Perfect for a make ahead summer dessert. 

Make and bake the chocolate cake according to the package directions. Cool completely.

baked cake in pan

Add water to a small saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin over and let sit for one minute. Heat over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved.

water in saucepan with gelatin

Whisk together marshmallow crème, crème de menthe, and gelatin mixture until well combined. Chill for 10 to 15 minutes.

whisking ingredients together

Whip heavy cream and sugar until soft peaks form. Remove one cup of the whipped cream and keep chilled.

making whipped cream

Gently fold chilled mint mixture into the whipped cream.

folding in chilled mint mixture into whipped cream

Cut the cake into 1-inch cubes. Line the bottom of a 10-cup trifle bowl with half of the cake cubes.

cutting cake into cubes and lining bowl

Add half of the mint mixture and crème de menthe thins.

layered with mint mixture and chocolates

Add another layer of cake and mint mixture.

layered trifle

Top with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and reserved whipped cream.

layered trifle

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, but no longer than 24. Keep stored in the refrigerator. Serve and enjoy!

Grasshopper Trifle