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Peppermint Buttercream Frosting

The Cake Mix Doctor Whips up a Holiday Treat

GMA Recipes Dessert
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

The taste and smell of peppermint treats signal the arrival of the holiday season. "The Cake Mix Doctor" offers an easy way to whip up a seasonal dessert.

A simple way to neatly crush peppermint candy : ?The Cake Mix Doctor? says place it on a cutting board and cover it with a towel.

Pound the covered candy with a meat cleaver or a heavy rolling pin until the candy is finely crushed.


  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick), at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup peppermint candy (about 7 peppermint sticks), finely crushed
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons peppermint schnapps (or 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract)
  • Cooking Directions

    Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until fluffy, 30 seconds. Stop the machine and add the peppermint candy, confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and 1 tablespoon peppermint schnapps.

    Blend with the mixer on low speed until the sugar is well incorporated, 1 minute. Increase the speed to medium and beat until the frosting lightens and is fluffy, 1 minute more. Blend up to 1 tablespoon milk or peppermint schnapps if the frosting seems to stiff.

    Use to frost or fill the cake of your choice.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: powdered sugar, peppermint schnapps

    Course: Dessert

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