Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Makes a great topper for brownies, or double the recipe for a larger cake. If you like a really strong coffee flavor add in 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules to the already brewed hot coffee, then stir until dissolved, or just use boiled water with instant coffee granules, make certain the coffee is cooled before using for this recipe. This icing freezes well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed mix the cocoa powder with butter, coffee and vanilla until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add in confectioners sugar starting with 1/2 cup and adding in more until desired consistency is achieved.


Most Helpful

I used this Icing for a Capuccino Cheesecake, it was perfect! I added a little whipping cream, it made the icing and cinnamon, delicious! Thank you, kittencal!

gemini08 March 22, 2009

My boyfriend is in love with this icing, LOL! Thank you so much for posting!

Mintara July 19, 2010

i quadrupled this recipe for my signature "cannolli cake" & it rules! simple, with the perfect balance of chocolate to coffee. thanks!!

stef5 June 21, 2007

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