This is an old recipe I have for Mocha Icing. I hope you like it. The recipe makes enough for one 8 inch layer cake.

Carol
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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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  • Combine coffee and cocoa in small bowl of electric mixer. Beat until blended. Add sugar, butter or margarine, salt, and vanilla. Beat until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat icing until it has a spreading consistency.

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  • Frost the cake, and sprinkle with chopped walnuts if desired.

Nutrition Facts

184.4 calories; 0.9 g protein; 31.6 g carbohydrates; 13.6 mg cholesterol; 61.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2004
Delicious! Reminded me a bit of Terimasu! I did, however, make a few alterations! 1) I used esspresso instead of coffee (added amazing flavor... however, almost too much flavor) 2) I mixed the initial ingrediants in the blender for a bit, before adding the confectioners suger a bit at a time 3) I served with a dark chocolate cake, wich, although delicious, proved to be to much. THIS WAS DELICIOUS! I definate keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2007
This recipe was ok the flavor was good but it was not what I would call "icing". It was kind of thin closer to a glaze than icing I had to add more powdered sugar to get a better spreading consistency. Read More
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106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2007
This recipe was ok the flavor was good but it was not what I would call "icing". It was kind of thin closer to a glaze than icing I had to add more powdered sugar to get a better spreading consistency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2004
Delicious! Reminded me a bit of Terimasu! I did, however, make a few alterations! 1) I used esspresso instead of coffee (added amazing flavor... however, almost too much flavor) 2) I mixed the initial ingrediants in the blender for a bit, before adding the confectioners suger a bit at a time 3) I served with a dark chocolate cake, wich, although delicious, proved to be to much. THIS WAS DELICIOUS! I definate keeper! Read More
(47)
Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2010
good flavor but as written doesnt work, i had to add almost double the amount of sugar to get a spreading consistency tried a second batch with about 1/2 the amount of coffee, and didnt melt the butter, and it worked much better Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2010
YUMMY. This icing has a great coffee flavour and was perfect to use on brownies. I did find the icing to be a little thin initially, but it simply requires mixing until you reach the consistency you like. Either that, or let it sit on the counter for a bit, it will thicken up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2002
This icing is DELICIOUS and especially good on brownies. Make sure the coffee is strong and hot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2007
Great recipe! Nice consistency as well as flavor. I was able to ice a round layer cake with this would definitely recommend this one do not pass it by!:) Thanks for posting this:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2008
This is an excellent and easy recipe. I used it as a glaze on my husband's birthday cake. It was a hit and a definite keeper. My only recommendation is to let it cool slightly so that it can thicken before pouring over a cake. I found that it soaked into the cake at first but if I had let it cool it would have been the perfect consistency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2008
This icing is ORGASMIC! I used those little coffee shots in place of the brewed coffee and just warmed it to boiling in the microwave. I didn't change anything else. This complimented the Jumpin' Java Cookies perfectly. Really really yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2006
This is absolutely the best chocolate icing I've ever made. The added butter makes the icing so rich and buttery. It tastes a lot like fudge. The only thing I'd like is a stronger coffee flavor. Using an espresso might be the answer. Other than that I wouldn't change a thing. Read More
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