Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream Frosting

Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream Frosting Recipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
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.

Yield:

Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes

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

Preparation

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.

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

March 2009
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