19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1

This frosting is divine spread over my grandmother's Frosted Chocolate Cookies or any other cookies that need a bit of frosting on top!

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt butter over a low heat. Stir cocoa, coffee and vanilla into the butter. Mix in powdered sugar and milk. Beat until smooth. Frost cookies and enjoy.

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Nutrition Facts

54 calories; 1.4 g total fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 10 mg sodium. 10.7 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2004
I used it to fill and cover Dark Chocolate Cake I and it was an instant hit! I also used a splash of coffee rather than the coffee powder as we had some sitting in the jug going cold. The coffee really intensifies the chocolate.
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/05/2009
I added 3 times as much sugar to thicken it up because it was so soupy but nothing was thickening it up so I had to toss it out.
(2)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2004
I used it to fill and cover Dark Chocolate Cake I and it was an instant hit! I also used a splash of coffee rather than the coffee powder as we had some sitting in the jug going cold. The coffee really intensifies the chocolate.
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2011
I'll rate this four stars even while I had some disappointment with this recipe. First and most important the coffee flavor is fairly potent and because it's so prominent I believe it should be mentioned in the recipe's title or you're in for a big surprise. In other words the coffee in this recipe is more than just enough to intensify the chocolate flavor! Second the frosting is only mildly chocolate and very light in color. If you want a deeper chocolate frosting both in color and flavor check out "Rich Chocolate Frosting " also from this site. So it wasn't what I wanted or expected being light in chocolate flavor and heavy in coffee flavor but it was still very good. Light creamy fluffy and piped nicely. Perhaps if this was named more aptly like "Mocha Buttercream " I might have been inclined to rate this higher.
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2008
I did add butter as this was to frost a cake and another review suggested that. This frosting was DELICIOUS on my chocolate cake!! A hit all the way around.
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2008
Excellent recipe but to frost a cake you need to double it.
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2007
I added a little more butter because we used it to frost a cake. The family loved it but it was a bit sweet for my taste. Great with white cake.
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2007
Delicious! I used it for a Dutch Chocolate cake and it was a big hit! I will be using this one again...:)
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2008
Sorry my kids didnt like it the chocolate taste like a coffe over power i did exacly what recipe asked it did not hit for us.
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2008
I subed he coffee for cappichno gorunds and OMG!!! Some of the best frosting for Dark Chocolate cake. Sprinkle powder sugar over the the cake or swirl white chocolate on it. YUMM
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
Yummy frosting covered 9 in round cake. I didn't put coffee crystals so I used 1/4 c. cocoa. I dumped it all in the middle top of cake and it spread out and set up fast.
(4)