My mom loves red velvet cake and when I saw this recipe in Southern Living I knew I had to make it for her birthday. I just made the icing and wanted to hurry up and get it to you. It's delicious! I'll probably be making it several times over the holidays.
1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 (2lb.) package powdered sugar (that's right- 2 packages of powdered sugar!)
2 tsp. peppermint extract (vanilla extract may be substituted)
Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at low speed until smooth. Add peppermint extract, beating until blended.
Southern Living used this icing on top of a three layer red velvet cake. I used it on a red velvet sheet cake and did not use all of the icing. I do intend to take a spoon and finish the icing off- I'm kidding.