Peppermint Buttercream Frosting

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Recipe by gailanng

From "The Cake Mix Doctor". She suggests an easy way to neatly crush peppermint candy is to place it on a cutting board and cover it with a towel.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 tablespoons butter, room temperature (1 stick)
  • 12 cup finely crushed peppermint candy (about 7 peppermint sticks)
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 -3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 -2 tablespoon peppermint schnapps or 12 teaspoon peppermint extract


  1. 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 in up to 1 tablespoon milk or peppermint schnapps if the frosting seems too stiff.

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