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Mint Buttercream Frosting With Dark Chocolate Glaze

Rated as 4.36 out of 5 Stars

"This is a good frosting for Mayonnaise Cake. If you're really having a chocolate fit, double the glaze! The frosting and cake are rich enough to cut the unsweetened chocolate taste. Pour some glaze on the middle layer too."
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Ingredients

servings 267 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (3 cups)

Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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


Per Serving: 267 calories; 12.2 g fat; 41.5 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g protein; 26 mg cholesterol; 96 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I have made a recipe similar to this one for many years, but I have not made this one...so these are just some suggestions. The milk is not necessary. Use real butter only. Add the mint extract ...

Most helpful critical review

I'm sorry but I really thought the frosting tasted like toothpaste.

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I have made a recipe similar to this one for many years, but I have not made this one...so these are just some suggestions. The milk is not necessary. Use real butter only. Add the mint extract ...

A little confused. shouldn't there be a little bit of powdered sugar in the glaze to make it slightly sweetened. I love dark chocolate but it just seems extreme to not add any sweetner. I made t...

I started out with this recipe prepared to reduce the powdered sugar to 3 cups, maybe even less. I’ve made enough buttercream frostings to know the ratio of sugar to butter I prefer and this ca...

I'm sorry but I really thought the frosting tasted like toothpaste.

DELICIOUSNESS. In the spririt of full disclosure, I didn't make the glaze because I loved the frosting enough on its own, and the mixed reviews on it made me a little wary. Also, I had a lot lef...

the frosting is wonderful... I added green food coloring as well to liven it up. However, the glaze is gross. It was way too bitter for my taste. I ended up adding a bit of milk and more sugar t...

This was great! Got so many compliments, and many people have asked for the recipe. I used the frosting on a delicious chocolate cake, so in order to not have too much chocolate, I left out the ...

This was SO GOOD! I followed the recipe exactly, only made the frosting, didn't need the glaze. The mint was not too strong and didn't overpower the flavor. Don't add anymore or it might be too ...

At first, the mint buttercream seemed a bit too sweet, but after the chocolate glaze is added, it worked great. I used this frosting with a simple chocolate cake, with thin mints between the ...