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Chocolate Chip Mint Frosting

January 24, 2015

By Kath Dedon

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A few months ago when I noticed Kristan’s recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Cake on her Confessions of a Cookbook Queen blog, I knew it would probably be the perfect birthday cake for Carrie. She has always been a huge chocolate/mint combo fan and confirmed that she would love to try the cake.

I made my favorite Hershey’s cocoa chocolate cake and frosted it with Chocolate Chip Mint Frosting. It was so easy to make and it tasted fantastic! It’s very “minty” which I loved. It was a huge hit at Carrie’s birthday dinner with all but one. Laura doesn’t like mint so she didn’t really care for it.

If you do like mint flavor that is as intense as Peppermint Patties, you will love this Chocolate Chip Mint Frosting!

Kristan used green food coloring, which I chose not to use. Do hop on over to her blog to see her gorgeous photos. Add the green food coloring, if you want.

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Chocolate Chip Mint Frosting

(Adapted from the recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Cake on confessionsofacookbookqueen.com)

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(print the recipe)

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Makes enough to frost a two-layer cake or 24 cupcakes

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Kristan advises against using chocolate chips because they make the frosting difficult to spread. I used half of a 4-oz Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar.  

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2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, slightly softened

1/3 cup heavy cream (I used cream, but I’m sure you could use milk instead.)

2 teaspoons mint extract

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon salt

4 cups powdered sugar

2 ounces of a semi-sweet chocolate bar, finely chopped

 

1. Beat the butter, cream, the mint and vanilla extracts, and the salt together at medium speed until they are well-blended.

2. Turn the mixer speed down to low and gradually add the powdered sugar. When it is all mixed in, increase the speed to medium and beat for about a minute. If it seems a bit too thick, add in another tablespoon or two of the cream. (I did find I needed to add a bit more cream.)

3. Reduce the speed to low to mix in the chopped chocolate.

4. Frost your favorite chocolate cake which has been completely cooled after baking.

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cake with Chocolate Chip Mint Frosting

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Chocolate Chip Mint Frosting tall

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