Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

Meal type Dessert
Website Glorious Treats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick, 8 Tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
  • 6oz cream cheese, at room temperature (about 3/4 of a regular block of cream cheese)
  • 4 cups powdered confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 to 3 teaspoon heavy cream, heavy whipping cream (or milk- although I do like the richness that cream adds)

Note

To achieve the red stripe in the frosting:  Before filling a large piping bag with frosting, add some red gel food coloring to a toothpick, and draw two (vertical) lines with the red dye on the inside of the piping bag. Then carefully fill the piping bag with frosting.  Squeeze some frosting into a bowl until you begin to see the red stripe, then frost the cupcakes.

Top cupcakes with some crushed candy canes (they will ”melt” after a bit, so they need to be served right away) or a small piece of peppermint bark (I used a little peppermint Andes candy).

Directions

Step 1
Place butter in a large mixing bowl and blend slightly. Add cream cheese and blend until combined, about 30 seconds.
Step 2
Add powdered sugar (a little at a time) and blend on low speed until combined. Increase to medium speed and beat until it begins to get fluffy.
Step 3
Add vanilla and peppermint extracts
Step 4
Slowly add the heavy cream, a little bit at a time until desired consistency is met. (Don’t add too much if you want the frosting to stay in place when piped on cupcakes.)
Step 5
Beat until fluffy, about 1 minute.
Step 6
Use at once or keep refrigerated. (This frosting will keep well in the refrigerator for several days, but you may need to re-beat it for the best texture.)

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