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Rich icing for Grandpop's chocolate cake.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat butter and cream cheese together in a bowl with an electric hand mixer until creamy; slowly beat in confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, coffee, and salt until smooth and spreadable.

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Nutrition Facts

357 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 57g; fat 15.1g; cholesterol 40.9mg; sodium 207.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2012
Yum yum and yum some more. Coffee and chocolate how can you go wrong. We only used about 14 ozs of confectioners sugar instead of 16 ozs. We put it over a chocolate cake with just a touch of coffee it in as well. We substituted the expresso powder for the three tablespoons of strong coffee. This icing is definitely a keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2013
I made the recipe as stated above but used about 14 oz of powdered sugar. It was sooo ridiculously sweet. I added an additional half cup of cocoa powder just to cut the sickly sweetness and overwhelming flavor of powdered sugar. Read More
(13)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2012
Yum yum and yum some more. Coffee and chocolate how can you go wrong. We only used about 14 ozs of confectioners sugar instead of 16 ozs. We put it over a chocolate cake with just a touch of coffee it in as well. We substituted the expresso powder for the three tablespoons of strong coffee. This icing is definitely a keeper. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2013
OH MY GOSH!!!! This is wonderful. I cut back on the sugar also & upped the cocoa by a tablespoon. This has got to be the best chocolate frosting EVER!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2013
I made the recipe as stated above but used about 14 oz of powdered sugar. It was sooo ridiculously sweet. I added an additional half cup of cocoa powder just to cut the sickly sweetness and overwhelming flavor of powdered sugar. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2013
Delicious! I didn't use all the powdered sugar I just added in more cocoa powder to thicken it. I used a combination of Hershey's and Hershey's special dark powder. Everyone loved this frosting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2014
Used Hershey's Dark Chocolate powder and a bit less sugar and it is perfect. Used on Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes and it was a perfect compliment. Rich smooth and very chocolatey tasting. Big hit with the family. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2012
Just made this recipe today to put on a chocolate cake in a word YUM! As was stated by another review I too used a bit less confectioners sugar. This is my kind of frosting it is not sickening sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2013
Fantabulous! I bought an espresso shot from Star Bucks as I didn't have a dark roast coffee on hand, or a way to brew coffee strong. It turned out to be a great choice for a pop of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2014
Delicious! A must try! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2013
This was super easy and super tasty!!!! I used instant coffee dissolved in about 2T of water along with the salt. Upped the butter to 1 cup as I was just a touch short of 4oz if cream cheese. I used 4 1/2 c. of powdered sugar. Wasn't too sweet great coffee notes. Will use again thanks for sharing. Read More
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