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Peppermint Butter Cream Frosting

Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Author: All Things Mamma


  • 2 room temperature sticks of butter
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 TBS milk or heavy cream
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 10 drops of doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil OR 1 tsp of peppermint extract
  • crushed up candy canes


  • Cream the butter in a mixer with the paddle attachment until smooth
  • Add in the powdered sugar one cup at a time
  • Next add in the milk, vanilla and salt
  • Beat on high until light and fluffy - about 3 minutes.
  • Add in the essential or extract and beat for another minute
  • Add the frosting to a piping bag with a 1M Swirl tip and pipe on top of the cupcakes
  • Add crushed up candy canes on top to your liking
  • NOTE: this recipe is for 12-24 cupcakes if you pipe on the frosting - double it for the entire batch made above