Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

I discovered this recipe in Lee Lee's Recipe Box : ) I hope you will enjoy it! Cook time includes chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat cream, sugar, hot coffee, egg yolks and coffee powder in small saucepan.
  2. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and coats back of spoon, about 10 minutes.
  3. Refrigerate covered until cold, about 30 minutes.
  4. Cream butter and powdered sugar in small mixer bowl; beat in vanilla.
  5. Gradually beat in custard; beat until smooth.
  6. TIP: Remaining frosting can be stored covered in refrigerator up to 3 days.


Most Helpful

This was gorgeous and glossy and perfectly textured when I made it last night, but when I went to frost the cake after refrigerating overnight, it had a strange texture like Engrossed described, even after whipping again. The flavor is completely spot on, though!

under12parsecs August 03, 2011

This has a fabulous sweet coffee flavor and smooth texture. Unfortunately, I made it to use as filling in between yellow cake layers that were frosted with a dark chocolate frosting and as filling it got a weird slimy texture. I'll try it again some day as a frosting and I'm sure it will be great.

Engrossed December 08, 2010

This is a delicious frosting I made to go with a chocolate cake I baked for a friend's birthday. It's light and perfectly sweet enough for our taste. This is a keeper!

Lainey6605 May 12, 2007

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