After Dinner Mint Icing

Claire LaBerge

By
@clairelaberge

I came up with this recipe by accident when some mint icing I made tasted too "toothpastey". Add some unsweetened chocolate, and hey presto, you've got a delicious after dinner mint taste that goes well with any chocolate based cake! Mmmm...


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Serves:

30 cupcakes

Prep:

10 Min

Ingredients

2 oz
unsweetened baking chocolate
1/2 c
butter or margarine (softened)
4 c
confectioners' sugar
1/8 tsp
salt
1 tsp
mint extract
4 Tbsp
milk or cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt chocolate in microwave at a medium heat, stirring every 30 seconds until almost melted. It will continue to melt after being removed from the microwave, so don't overcook it. Leave that to cool for 5 minutes.
2
Beat butter/margarine with, 2 cups of confectioners sugar until fluffy. Add salt, mint extract, milk/cream, melted chocolate, and the remaining 2 cups of sugar; and beat on high speed until well blended.
3
This should give you a perfect piping consistency. Add more or less milk/cream to meet your particular cake decorating needs.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes