Peppermint Buttercream Frosting
The Cake Mix Doctor Whips up a Holiday Treat
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.
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.