Mocha Buttercream Frosting

"A nice combination of chocolate and coffee. Yum!"
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Ready In:
3 cups




  • Cream butter until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes and beat in 1/3 cup of icing sugar, coffee mixture, salt, half the remaining icing sugar, the cocoa and vanilla.
  • Beat in remaining icing sugar slowly and beat buttercream at high speed until it is light and fluffy.

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  1. Made this today for a box cake and while I found it to not have quite the coffee flavor I was looking for, every other person who ate it raved about it and handed out lots of compliments! I'll keep this, but will likely add more coffee the next time. (It was extremely thick, so I added milk maybe a tablespoon of milk while blending - next time I may just use coffee.) Thanks!
  2. Evelyn I used this recipe to frost Recipe#311985. I used the espresso instant coffee as you suggested but put another twist to it using Herseys Dark Chocolate unsweetened cocoa. OMG talk about a rich chocolaty frosting!!! The only problem I had was due to altitude (I live at 3200 ft above sea level) I probably should have added a bit more liquid as it was so thick I could hardly spread the frosting. Have noted to do that next time I use this great and wonderful recipe. Hugz - Lynda
  3. Wonderful! Can't wait for my guests to try it!
  4. Yum! Creamy, rich, chocolatey frosting with strong coffee flavor. Used Dutch process cocoa and only 1/4 t salt. Used on recipe #88329. Thanks for sharing the recipe!


<style>body { background: url(""); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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