Coffee butter icing

    10 min

    For coffee lovers. A delicious mocha icing. Perfect with chocolate or sponge cakes.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 180g icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 75g butter or margarine, softened
    • 1 tablespoon strong filter coffee

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. In a small bowl, stir together the icing sugar and cocoa powder. In another bowl, beat the butter until creamy, gradually beat in the sugar mixture, being sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl, occasionally. Finally stir in the coffee, and beat until smooth.

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    Delicious icing. I put it on a chocolate cake and it was gorgeous.  -  08 Aug 2012


    Excellent butter cream frosting! I couldn't have been more pleased. I scaled this to 32 servings (4 cups powdered sugar) for my 9" layer cake and still wish I would have had more for decorating. I beat the butter a few minutes until fluffy, gradually added the full amount of powdered sugar called for and enough coffee until I got it to the consistency I wanted. I beat the frosting for several more minutes after that, until it was light, creamy, fluffy and silky smooth. This is pleasantly light chocolate - not too strong, and not too sweet, with just a hint of coffee flavor. I found the proportions of all ingredients perfect, and this will be a recipe I'll certainly be comfortable referring to again, whether I use it with the coffee or without, with the chocolate or just as a traditional vanilla buttercream. This frosting as written, however, was the perfect choice for "Chocolate Mocha Cake I," also from this site.  -  04 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great consistency, but I found this frosting too sweet with too little flavour. I increased the coffee and cocoa to about 3 tablespoons each to increase the mocha flavour.  -  10 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)