Mint Buttercream Frosting With Dark Chocolate Glaze


This mint frosting recipe 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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon mint extract

  • 4 tablespoons milk

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. In a large bowl, cream 1 1/3 cups sugar with salt and 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Blend mint 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 cake to keep glaze from dripping down the sides of cake. Pour glaze over the top of cake. Chill until glaze has set.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
12g Fat
42g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 1g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 50mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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