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Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream Frosting

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep time 10 mins
Yield Makes about 2 1/2 cups
Whip up a mint chocolate chip buttercream frosting and you will be an instant hero. This rich frosting alone takes any cake from ordinary to extraordinary.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons peppermint schnapps
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 (4-oz.) finely chopped bittersweet chocolate baking bar

How to Make It

  1. Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

  2. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with 1 Tbsp. milk, 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition. Beat in finely chopped bittersweet chocolate baking bar.

  3. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Ghirardelli 60% Cocoa Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar.