Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

The name says it all. This is great on top of cakes or cupcakes, spice cakes and sweet breads.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl and pour in the boiling water and Kahlua.
  2. Stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until the cocoa comes together into a soft mass.
  3. Add the butter and blend with an electric mixer on low speed until the mixture is soft and well combined, 30 seconds. Stop the machine. Add the confectioners' sugar and cinnamon and beat with the mixer on low speed until the sugar is incorporated, 1 minute. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat until the frosting lightens and is fluffy, 2 minutes more.
Most Helpful

A great topping for Hershey's Dark Chocolate cake. Just the right consistency. Thanks!

Buffalo Gal 75 February 14, 2010

Great icing! I used it to top Texas Sheet Cake. When it was a bit thick for my purposes, I thinned it with a bit of amaretto. Thanks for sharing, V!

pattikay in L.A. September 17, 2007