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Peppermint buttercream frosting

I had a friend over the night after I made this frosting. She swooned as much as I did and described it as "decadent." This might be the single best frosting I have ever tasted. I'm not kidding.

In a medium bowl, beat 1 cup of softened butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of powdered sugar, beating well. Beat in 2 tablespoons of milk and 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract.

Gradually beat in an additional 3 cups of powdered sugar until smooth. If necessary, beat in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to achieve spreading consistency.

You will be swooning, too, I promise.

Click here for a printable recipe!

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Reader Comments (6)

Just what I was looking for! I am baking a batch of peppermint mocha cupcakes and needed a frosting to top them off! Thanks!

12.9.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

I *love* this recipe! I used it on three different cakes over the holidays! Thank you so much for sharing it!

01.14.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecki D.

Did you use unsalted or salted butter?

01.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Hi Jessica! I used salted butter for this recipe.

01.4.2012 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

I used your recipe to frost my chocolate peppermint cupcakes I made for gifts I gave to co-workers. Everyone loved the cupcakes. Thank you for posting your recipe.


12.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

I just made this and it is, indeed, delicious. I put in the tiniest amount of red food coloring to make it is so pretty and sooooo good!

12.29.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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