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.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

267 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 41.5g 13% DV; fat 12.2g 19% DV; cholesterol 25.8mg 9% DV; sodium 96mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2008
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 bit at a time until it is to your liking, as it can be very strong. I don't use unsweetened chocolate for the glaze. Milk chocolate works well. Don't forget the green food coloring! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/14/2008
I'm sorry but I really thought the frosting tasted like toothpaste. Read More
(18)
85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2008
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 bit at a time until it is to your liking, as it can be very strong. I don't use unsweetened chocolate for the glaze. Milk chocolate works well. Don't forget the green food coloring! Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2007
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 this recipe right now and the frosting is delicious. if you don't like your mint to strong i recomend using 1/2 of a teaspoon and I added 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar to the glaze. it makes for a great presentation and I loved it on my brownies. Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2011
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 called for a little more sugar than that preferred ratio. However the cupcakes I was to frost with this turned out to be not nearly as sweet as they should have been leading me to decide instead to prepare the frosting as written using all 4 cups of the powdered sugar called for. It s awesome good simple as that. Fluffy pleasantly minty not too sweet as I thought it would be and it couldn t have been more perfect for the chocolate cupcakes I frosted with it. I did have to add a little more milk (I used half and half) to get it to the right consistency. I didn t use the chocolate glaze only because it didn t work with how I decorated the cupcakes but I can only imagine how even better this frosting would be with it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/14/2008
I'm sorry but I really thought the frosting tasted like toothpaste. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2008
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 left over after icing my (Too Much Chocolate) cake, so I went a little overboard on decorating the cake. I didn't think it was too sweet at all, but my sweet tooth is still as legendary as it was when I was six and would have had an all-sugar diet had it been permissable. I started scooping up the leftovers and eating them straight (not such a good idea; the mint started to do a tap-dance on my tastebuds, but oh well). It looks lovely (colored it yellow because I was out of all the other colors), both spreads and pipes like a dream. HOWEVER, it did almost give me a heart attack when it jammed my beater right after I added the milk. This icing means business. :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2003
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 layers. The result was great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2007
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 to make it into a chocolate frosting. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2011
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 chocolate glaze. I also added the mint extract a little bit at a time so I could make it just minty enough for me. Then I added water instead of milk to thin out the consistency because the milk messes with the color. I definitely had to add more than 4Tbs to get the icing thin enough to frost my cake it just depends what you are using it for. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2009
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 intense! Made the frosting to cover the One Bowl Chocolate Cake III from this site. The flavors went together perfectly and everybody that tasted it LOVED it! Read More
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