Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream Frosting

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

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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. 1. Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  2. 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.
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