Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

My Grandma was a great baker. She made the most delicious frosting for her cakes. I could never quite get why my frosting never tasted like hers. Years later I found this recipe in her handwriting and it had coffee in it. I'm not a coffee drinker, but boy was this frosting delicious. The recipe is actually for 3 variations: white, chocolate or mocha.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar together. Slowly add enough milk to make the frosting spreadable. Add the vanilla. Adjust milk and powdered sugar until desired consistency.
  2. For chocolate icing, add the cocoa powder.
  3. For mocha icing, delete the milk and add cocoa and cold coffee.


Most Helpful

This is not bad for a simple frosting with limited ingredients. I made it with the cocoa and coffee. Taste is pretty good, and wil work on a chocolate cake. The amount will frost a 13 X 9 sheet cake, but not a layer one.

gail.lalumiere March 10, 2009

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