Mint Buttercream Icing

My mom and dad came to visit a couple weeks ago and since it was close to her birthday I got to make her a cake. She loves chocolate and peppermint flavors. Who doesn’t though?! I found a recipe to make mint flavored buttercream, and it was too good not to share!




  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 6-8 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup or so of milk
  • 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract
  • a few drops of green food coloring (optional)


  • Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the butter until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add the powdered sugar, a cup at a time, until mixture is dry and and almost crumbly.
  • Add the extract, food coloring, and then milk- a little at a time until frosting is smooth, creamy and spreadable.

*Original recipe from The Baker Chick can be found here.

*I made my favorite chocolate cake recipe which can be found here. It matched perfectly with this icing!


For the chocolate decorations, I will be adding a how to post soon!



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