Delicious mellow coffee flavor makes this frosting a favorite on chocolate cake. Eat with a spoon or use to frost a cool cake.

Samantha S
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Stir warm milk and coffee powder in large bowl until the coffee dissolves completely.

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  • Whisk confectioners' sugar, melted butter, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract into the milk mixture until no clumps remain and you have a smooth frosting.

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Nutrition Facts

152 calories; 4.6 g total fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 32 mg sodium. 28.8 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (30)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2012
While I couldn't detect the mellow coffee flavor the submitter describes the coffee (and a good pinch of salt) no doubt did heighten the chocolate flavor because for some reason it just does. I was not entirely happy with the recipe as is preferring to nearly double the butter which I didn't melt. By doing so I got the fluffy "chocolate ice cream" look and mouth feel I was after and a frosting that wasn't overly sweet. I used this to frost "Chocolate-Zucchini Cupcakes " also from this site. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2018
Great taste but had to add a lot more milk than it says luckily its easy to keep adding milk until its the right consistency. I just added milk from the fridge I didn't bother warming it up after the 2 tablespoons. Read More
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2012
While I couldn't detect the mellow coffee flavor the submitter describes the coffee (and a good pinch of salt) no doubt did heighten the chocolate flavor because for some reason it just does. I was not entirely happy with the recipe as is preferring to nearly double the butter which I didn't melt. By doing so I got the fluffy "chocolate ice cream" look and mouth feel I was after and a frosting that wasn't overly sweet. I used this to frost "Chocolate-Zucchini Cupcakes " also from this site. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2012
While I couldn't detect the mellow coffee flavor the submitter describes the coffee (and a good pinch of salt) no doubt did heighten the chocolate flavor because for some reason it just does. I was not entirely happy with the recipe as is preferring to nearly double the butter which I didn't melt. By doing so I got the fluffy "chocolate ice cream" look and mouth feel I was after and a frosting that wasn't overly sweet. I used this to frost "Chocolate-Zucchini Cupcakes " also from this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2012
I used a little more butter and milk just to get to the consistency I was after but the basics were still there. Good flavor and seemed easy to tweak for what I wanted which is much appreciated. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2012
Delicious! Need to stay out of it so there is enough left to frost the cupcakes. It reminds of a frosting my grandmother used to make- none of that artificial flavor of canned frosting. I made it with margarine because that was all I had and it was fine. I also used coffee that had been brewed and that was fine too. I used only one tablespoon of milk. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2012
This frosting had a good flavor. I made it for a faceless recipes (recipes without photos) for the website. I am just still trying to think what to use it with. It's 10x better than using canned frosting. Although I couldn't really taste the coffee. It tasted like a good rich chocolate frosting. The color was like a milk chocolate. I thought it tasted a lot like a frosting version of fudge. It is really sweet but that is to be expected. Maybe a lightly sweet shortbread type cookie would work. I will update with a picture when I figure it out. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2016
I LOVE this frosting! I love chocolate I love coffee so I definitely love this mocha frosting! I just have one major problem: don't use melted butter!!! Use softened! When the butter's melted this comes out more like a glaze than anything else. When it's softened it has the texture of a real frosting. As long as the butter isn't melted this recipe is great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2013
I made this using a little more milk and powered sugar. Plus I used 1 1/2 tbsp of coffee (I wanted a stronger coffee flavor). Love coffee!!! I got it to the consistency that I wanted and put it on my one bowl chocolate cake 3 (from this site). Just wonderful together. Thanks future _chef for this easy and great recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2013
This is delicious! I added about 4 more tablespoons of milk; I honestly didn't measure; just added a bit at a time until it was the consistency I wanted. I also used 1tblsp of instant espresso powder. Scrumptious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2014
Really yummy frosting. I used more coffee for a richer flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2012
Good! Loved spreading consistency. Doubled all ingredients except 10x sugar (only used normal amnt) to icing 9x13 Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2018
Great taste but had to add a lot more milk than it says luckily its easy to keep adding milk until its the right consistency. I just added milk from the fridge I didn't bother warming it up after the 2 tablespoons. Read More