Friday, May 20, 2011

Peppermint Buttercream Frosting

If you like mint chocolate ice cream, you will LOVE this frosting. It is creamy, cool, and absolutely perfect to round out a rich chocolate cupcake, like the garbanzo bean cupcakes. I was in a rush to make these for a bake sale, but the frosting also holds beautifully when piped. Speaking of the bake sale, these cupcakes were very eye catching and were among the first items to sell out. I drizzled melted mini chocolate chips over the top using a spoon, but I thought it would also be pretty to sprinkle a few unmelted ones on top. This frosting is fun and different, and I strongly recommend it for any occasion.


1-1/2 cups unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups (1 lb.) powdered sugar
2-3 teaspoons peppermint extract
green food coloring
mini chocolate chips (for garnish)

Whip butter with electric mixer until pale and creamy.(about 2 minutes) Add powdered sugar and mix until combined. Add vanilla and peppermint extract.* Finally add green food coloring until desired color.

**Note: Start with less peppermint extract, then add more as needed


Deanne said...

Yum! Gotta try these!

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