Mocha Buttercream Frosting

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Mocha Buttercream Frosting
Lake Champlain

Give your cakes and cupcakes a little love and make homemade buttercream frosting. This recipe infuses it with coffee grinds for a rich, decadent flavor. 

Ready in
5 m
10
Servings
267
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably organic and fair trade, such as Lake Champlain
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 Teaspoons instant coffee granules, dissolved in 1/4 cup coffee

Directions

Combine the confectioners' sugar and cocoa in a bowl and stir well to combine. Add the softened butter and mix in gently. Add the coffee liquid, a small amount at a time, and beat with electric beater until smooth and spreadable. You may not need all of the coffee liquid and you may also need to add slightly more.

Buttercream Frosting Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Buttercream Frosting Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
15%
Sugar
44g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Cholesterol
24mg
8%
Protein
0.9g
1.9%
Carbs
48g
16%
Vitamin A
77µg
9%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.3%
Vitamin K
0.9µg
1.1%
Calcium
9mg
1%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
2µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
2µg
N/A
Iron
0.6mg
3.5%
Magnesium
22mg
5%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.1mg
0.5%
Phosphorus
34mg
5%
Polyunsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Potassium
70mg
2%
Sodium
3mg
N/A
Sugars, added
44g
N/A
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
2.1%

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