The Best Mocha Buttercream Frosting / Icing

"This is definitely the best frosting I have ever had. I am in love with it! Perfect texture....nothing like store bought! It is wonderful on everything!!!"
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Ready In:
1 12




  • In your mixer, beat the softened butter with the powdered sugar until it is creamy.
  • Add in the cocoa powder, vanilla extract & coffee.
  • Beat with the mixer until it's nice and fluffy (about a minute or 2)
  • This makes a perfectly spreadable frosting. The nice thing about it is that you can put it in the fridge to make it a little more firm if you would like.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Kellyagin
    Will this recipe make enough to frost a 3 layer cake. I have made once before but think I may have doubled it-cant remember!!! All I remember is I LOVED it! Help!


  1. Anne H.
    Used to pipe on small brownies (brownie bites). Very good. Great piping consistency, smooth.
  2. Vegasbaker
    I made this recipe for the first time a few weeks ago, and everybody loved it! I used it for cupcakes, and I added a little more coffee to mine. One batch of frosting will easily ice 2 dozen cupcakes. For a little extra something I added shaved chocolate to the top. It's very popular with my family and friends! Thank you so much for sharing it.
  3. Alaina R.
    The name says it all!!! Unlike any frosting ive ever had... Flavor, texture, pipability, impeccable!!!
  4. Val W.
    Good recipe and the only thing I do differently is to cream my butter to pale and fluffy before adding the vanilla extract and coffee, then I sift the icing sugar and cocoa together and add that in small quantities .. I had to double the recipe for a large mocha cake that I wanted to fill and cover ..
  5. ScrapMill
    This is an AMAZING recipe!!!!! On top of chocolate cake, it is to die for!!! Thanks for sharing it!! Passing it along to my sister. :)


  1. Eli J.
    I used about 2 tablespoons of just plain coffee and it is still great
  2. matzorice_12134492
    Used less coffee .


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