Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins



  1. Mix the cocoa and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Cream 1 cup of the cocoa/sugar mix with the butter.
  3. Blend in the vanilla and half of the milk.
  4. Add the remaining cocoa/sugar mix, and the remaining milk, and beat well.
  5. Continue beating.
  6. Add in instant coffee powder, 1 teaspoon at a time, tasting before next addition.
  7. Add coffee powder to taste.
Most Helpful

Creamy and very flavorful. Easy to make and mixes up well. I used dutch cocoa (more chocolately than regular), margarine, and french vanilla coffee (only instant coffee I had on hand). I ended up using 2 tsp coffee in the half-batch I made.

Kat May 09, 2002

Wow! This is great! I used 1/2 recipe as a filling for Deep Dark Chocolate Cake #12488. It was a little thin for a filling, though, so I put in a little more powdered sugar. I think next time I'll cut back on the liquid. I didn't have coffee powder so I used instant coffee granules dissolved in the milk (had to heat the milk a bit, but cooled it before adding to the sugar). Thanks!

cryssi October 20, 2006

Very creamy and good frosting. I used this to frost Cindy Lynn's Chocolate Cake #25080. It made more than enough. It was delicious! Thanks wildheart for a real keeper.

Denise in da Kitchen November 12, 2004