irish i had a mint-minty cream cheese frosting

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a recipe by
Rose Mary Mogan
Sauk Village, IL

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

★★★★★ 1
serves enough to frost 2-9" layer cakes
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For irish i had a mint-minty cream cheese frosting

  • 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

How To Make irish i had a mint-minty cream cheese frosting

  • 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.
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