2 TBSP semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 TBSP shortening
Put those two ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds on half power and stir. Continue in 30 second increments on half power until your chocolate melts, always stirring in between. (took me just about three cycles). Set this aside. Then you will need:
I’m sorry my frosting recipes are never an exact science. I always just tweak as I go along until I get what I’m looking for. Beat the cream cheese and the butter until smooth then add powdered sugar, peppermint extract, green food coloring and a little milk (2 tbsp maybe). Mix well. How thin you want the frosting is up to you. Just add more milk and continue to mix accordingly until you reach a consistency you like. If you get it too thin, add a little more powdered sugar. I wanted mine thin enough to make it look like I drizzled it but I didn’t want it so thin it fell off the cake. (think thick milk shake consistency here). Spoon over your cake. Drizzle the melted chocolate in a circle over the top of your cake and then use a toothpick or the tip of a knife to swirl it around into the mint frosting.
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Our Pinteresting Family says
That looks amazing!! Pinning it right now. Megan
Thanks Megan! It is VERY good… I can’t stay out of it lol 🙂
Oh that looks so yummy! I’m thinking it won’t be great for my WW points though lol!!
Thanks…and yea, I doubt very much it’s waistline approved 😉
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Oh my that is a gorgeous cake! Love it.
Oh, wow. It doesn’t get much better than chocolate and mint! Can’t wait to try this.
It’s very yummy 🙂 Stop back and let me know how you like it if you do make it.
I made this for my husband today. He loves it! I don’t see anyone else getting much of a chance at it. My son (not a mint fan) is wanting a peanut butter version, so i get to work on that. Thank you for the recipe!
Jennifer Haas says
Oh Helen, a peanut butter version would be out of this world!! You have to let me know if you do it how it turns out!! Glad your hubby liked the mint one 🙂