Delicious coffee flavored chocolate frosting. Cream may be substituted for the milk for added richness.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
16
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

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

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  • Mix together; instant coffee or leftover coffee, milk, cocoa powder, butter or margarine, vanilla extract, and confectioners' sugar until of spreading consistency. Makes more than enough to frost a 13x9 inch sheet cake.

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Nutrition Facts

190 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 38.3g 12% DV; fat 4.6g 7% DV; cholesterol 11.8mg 4% DV; sodium 32.9mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2002
a really good frosting recipe. I made it to go along with the Black Magic Cake (also on allrecipes) and I found it to be a little shy on the coffee side so I added quite a bit which then prompted me to thicken it with more of the other ingredients. Overall a very good frosting recipe that has the mixture of the bitterness of coffee (I used leftover espresso instead of granules) and the sweetness of chocolate. Very rich and satisfying. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/14/2007
Let me preface that I really LOVE all things sweet. But this frosting was just disgustingly sweet; I couldn't even swallow it. I've been cooking for about seven years so I don't think it's me; 5 cups of sugar for 4 cups of frosting is just excessive. My advice? Use 2-3 cups sugar and add less liquid ingredients. Taste and then decide if you want more sweetness. Really though I had to throw out the whole batch and I used really good quality cocoa. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
02/14/2007
Let me preface that I really LOVE all things sweet. But this frosting was just disgustingly sweet; I couldn't even swallow it. I've been cooking for about seven years so I don't think it's me; 5 cups of sugar for 4 cups of frosting is just excessive. My advice? Use 2-3 cups sugar and add less liquid ingredients. Taste and then decide if you want more sweetness. Really though I had to throw out the whole batch and I used really good quality cocoa. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2002
a really good frosting recipe. I made it to go along with the Black Magic Cake (also on allrecipes) and I found it to be a little shy on the coffee side so I added quite a bit which then prompted me to thicken it with more of the other ingredients. Overall a very good frosting recipe that has the mixture of the bitterness of coffee (I used leftover espresso instead of granules) and the sweetness of chocolate. Very rich and satisfying. Thanks! Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
02/15/2007
I like the flavor of this frosting but I think it would go best on a cake that isn't overly sweet. Maybe a Devil's Food? I don't know but it was definitely too sweet for the chocolate cake recipe I used it on. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2011
This frosting is okay. I used it on top of brownies and it came out nice. The reason I'm giving it 3 stars is because I had to atler the recipe. I had to add in more coffe and more milk. Over all the frosting was good but it wasn't AMAZING! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
04/29/2006
Very very VERY sweet and not incredibly chocolatey. Also if you're into presentation the color is a little light because it's mostly sugar so it doesn't look as stunning as a really chocolatey frosting would. It's definitely more a children's frosting than an adult one. I only made half the recipe and I added a little extra milk because mine came out a little too thick but otherwise followed it exactly. I would make it again but I might tweak it to add more chocolatey-coffee flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2010
This is overall a great recipe however I probably added 4x that amount of coffee to get any coffee flavoring. Then my frosting was a little thin so I added more sugar but couldn't really get it to stiffen up that much. But it tasted great and made enough for 24 cupcakes plus a 9x11" sheet cake. My coworkers absolutely loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2005
Very nice frosting; easy to prepare. Used leftover coffee. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2011
Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2008
I really don't know how to rate this recipe... it tastes very good. But when I made it I used instant coffee granules instead of liquid coffee and 1 cup less powdered sugar. It ended up being a dough consistency frequently and becoming a giant mess so I was forced to mix it by hand. I also ended up adding more milk because it was NOT spreadable enough for cupcakes and it has sort of has a powdery texture to it. Read More
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