Mint Buttercream Frosting With Dark Chocolate Glaze

This recipe is for a delicious mint buttercream frosting with a dark chocolate glaze. The frosting is perfect for cupcakes, cakes, or cookies. It is made with fresh mint leaves, butter, powdered sugar, and cream. The chocolate glaze is made with dark chocolate and heavy cream.


  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter


In a large bowl, cream 1 1/3 cups sugar with 1/2 cup butter or margarine, and salt. Blend extract, 2 tablespoons milk, and remaining sugar into mixture. Gradually stir remaining milk into frosting until desired spreading consistency is reached.

Melt and stir unsweetened chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter or margarine together in a microwave, or in a double boiler. Double this glaze if desired.

Frost cake. Pipe a frosting scallop at the top edge of the cake to keep glaze from dripping down the sides of the cake. Pour the glaze over the top of the cake. Chill until glaze has set.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 172
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated fat: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 23 mg
  • Sodium: 95 mg
  • Potassium: 47 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Sugar: 20 g
  • Protein 1.1
Mint Buttercream Frosting With Dark Chocolate Glaze

How do you make mint butter cream?

To make mint butter cream, you first need to cream the butter until it is light and fluffy. Then, add in the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, with the mixer off. Once all of the powdered sugar has been added, increase the speed for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Finally, add in the vanilla extract, peppermint extract and heavy cream. Mix for 8 minutes until light and fluffy.

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What frosting goes well with chocolate?

When it comes to chocolate frosting, there are a few different ways you can go about it. You can use cocoa powder, chocolate milk powder, or melted chocolate to create a delicious buttercream frosting.

If you’re looking for something a little bit different, however, why not try salted peanut butter frosting? This unique combination of chocolate and peanut butter is sure to take your cakes and cupcakes to the next level.

How do you add flavor to icing?

There are a few ways to add flavor to your icing. One way is to use semi-solid ingredients such as peanut butter, caramel topping, jams, ganache or coconut cream. These can change the consistency of your icing depending on what you add, so have some extra milk and confectioners’ sugar on hand just in case. Another way to add flavor is by using extracts or oils. Be sure to use pure extracts for the best flavor, and start with a little bit at first since they are concentrated. You can always add more if you want a stronger flavor.

How do you make mint frosting?

To make mint frosting, you will need: 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened; 4 cups powdered sugar (16 oz.); ½ tsp mint extract; 1-2 tbsp milk or cream (up to 1/4 cup); 1-2 drops green food coloring (optional).

Instructions: In a large bowl, cream together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add the mint extract, milk or cream, and green food coloring if desired. Mix until well combined. If the frosting is too thick, add additional milk or cream as needed. If it is too thin, add more powdered sugar until desired consistency is achieved.

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How do you make mint green buttercream?

To make mint green buttercream, you will need to cream together butter and shortening. Mix them together until they are smooth and combined. Then add mint extract and mix until combined. Next, gradually add powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Finally, mix in green coloring gel until desired color is achieved.

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