IRISH I HAD A MINT-MINTY CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Rose Mary Mogan

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@cookinginillinois

Our theme in the dessert category for St Paddys day was Mint, I made Andes Mint Chunk Irish Oatmeal Cookies, & also made an Irish Marble Mint & Chip Layer Cake with a Creamy & Minty Frosting.

They were both very good, & so simple & easy to make.

In addition to the added Peppermint Extract, I also tinted the frosting a pale green with a few drops of green food color.

I topped the cake with a few Andes Mint Candies, some green Sugar Crystals, & a few Mini Chocolate Chips.

This is a quick & easy frosting, when there are more time consuming ITEMS on the menu. I think you will love it


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
enough to frost 2-9" layer cakes
Prep:
10 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1 pkg
8 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 box
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 stick
4 oz. softened butter, room temperature
1 tsp
peppermint extract
2-3 Tbsp
irish cream liqueur
4-6
drops green food coloring ( according to preference)
6-8
andes mint candy pieces
green sugar crystals (for garnish) optional
mini chocolate chip pieces (optional) for garnish

Step-By-Step

1Assemble the ingredients needed to make the frosting.
2Add the butter, cream cheese, & powdered sugar to a small bowl, then beat till creamy.
3Then add the Irish Liqueur, one tablespoon at a time, till the desired spreading consistency is reached. Adding a few drops of the green food color till the desired shade of green is reached.
4Frost cake, between each layer on top and sides.
5Add the green food color till desired shade of green is reached. Add green sugar crystals, mini chocolate chips,& Andes Mint candies on top if desired. STORE IN FRIDGE TILL READY TO SERVE.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Irish