88 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 55
  • 4 Rating Star 19
  • 3 Rating Star 8
  • 1 Rating Star 3
  • 2 Rating Star 3

Use strong brewed coffee in this quick and easy cake icing recipe with butter and vanilla extract.

Carol
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Beat together confectioners' sugar, butter or margarine, coffee, and vanilla until smooth. Add more liquid or confectioners' sugar as needed.

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Nutrition Facts

225.57 calories; 0.09 g protein; 39.94 g carbohydrates; 7.71 g fat; 20.34 mg cholesterol; 55.09 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Anonymous
01/18/2004
I made this to top the "Best Brownies" recipe on this site. It was great. I used a little less vanilla because I didn't want to run out. For the coffee I used one single serving instant coffee package mixed with the three tablespoons of water. I melted the butter completely in the microwave. The icing came out thick and spreadable and tasted great on the brownies.
(58)

Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
07/21/2006
Way to thin... I added an extra half cup of confectioners sugar and it was still thin.
(4)
88 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 55
  • 4 Rating Star 19
  • 3 Rating Star 8
  • 1 Rating Star 3
  • 2 Rating Star 3
Anonymous
01/18/2004
I made this to top the "Best Brownies" recipe on this site. It was great. I used a little less vanilla because I didn't want to run out. For the coffee I used one single serving instant coffee package mixed with the three tablespoons of water. I melted the butter completely in the microwave. The icing came out thick and spreadable and tasted great on the brownies.
(58)
Anonymous
07/13/2003
I was looking for something to go on tope of a chocolate birthday cake and found this recipe. I am pleasantly surprised. I varied the recipe by using 2 tablespoons of Mexican Rum and Expresso Coffee Powder instead of Strong Coffee. Jackpot!!! This recipe has potential in that a lot of variations of the theme is possible. I could try Whiskey Maraschino Amaretto... The reason that I did not give it a high Kid Friendly rating is because Coffee is an ADULT taste. Kids do not like coffee that much. Of course I also discounted this on my overall rating....on the other hand my son liked it. This is great on Chocolate Cake and a good recipe to experiment with!
(48)
Sara
03/18/2009
This recipe as is has an odd consistency. I even made sure not to add the entire amount of coffee at first and to only use more as needed to make sure it wasn't too runny. It has a very "foamy" consistency once applied to the cake. I made a second batch and lightly melted the butter and added about a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. Perfect! The color was also much better and the texture was creamy fluffy and wonderful! It's a good base to work from which I appreciate!:)
(38)
teencherilyn
09/01/2007
great tasting and good consistency! I used 2 15ml spoonfulls of coffee and used half a mugfull of boiling water. Ended up using a few tablespoons of coffe mix until just right flavour and consistency.
(20)
gidget2100
05/31/2008
Wow! really great icing recipe! I added some cocoa powder in it to give it a deeper tone made it as directed and it came out a bit thin but that was perfect for what i was using it for... drizzled over chocolate filled crossionts it makes a pretty presentation and looks like you did alot of work. Thanks for this it's really yummy!
(16)
alarose
07/13/2003
Not that much cofee tasting but a nicely flavored icing nonetheless. It came together perfectly even though I had literally only 2 cups of confectioner's sugar in the house (I realised at the last moment). Made it for the Mocha cake as suggested. This is _just_ enough to properly frost a layer cake.
(11)
Catie
02/16/2011
even better than regular coffee dump about 5 servings worth of instant coffee in with 1-2 tbs of boiling water to make a coffee concentrate paste then add milk as needed for texture. gives it that extra kick!
(11)
BELLAROSE23
07/13/2003
Use milk instead of coffee or any other flavored liquid and you have the perfect icing recipe.
(8)
JeBolton
11/06/2011
I liked the texture of this frosting nice and fluffy with a great coffee flavor. I did add a little cocoa powder to get a nice tan color but I don't think it made much of a difference to the frosting. I refrigerated it before piping onto my cupcakes and it's possible that is what kept it from being runny like other reviewers said. (doubled the recipe of frosting for 24 cupcakes)
(6)