After Dinner Mint Icing

Claire LaBerge


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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30 cupcakes
10 Min


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


1Melt 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.
2Beat 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.
3This should give you a perfect piping consistency. Add more or less milk/cream to meet your particular cake decorating needs.

About After Dinner Mint Icing

Course/Dish: Cakes