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

Carol

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
1 - 1/3 cups
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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

226 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 39.9g 13% DV; fat 7.7g 12% DV; cholesterol 20.3mg 7% DV; sodium 55.1mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
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! :) Read More
(41)
90 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
(48)
Rating: 3 stars
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! :) Read More
(41)
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Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
Use milk instead of coffee or any other flavored liquid and you have the perfect icing recipe. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2010
Really easy to make and hardened in the refrigerator for easy cutting. The frosting was a hit with chocolate cake. Read More
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