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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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Assemble the ingredients needed to make the frosting.
2
Add the butter, cream cheese, & powdered sugar to a small bowl, then beat till creamy.
3
Then 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.
4
Frost cake, between each layer on top and sides.
5
Add 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