Mocha Buttercream Frosting

Mocha Buttercream Frosting
Staff Writer
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. 

10
Servings
211
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Calcium, Ca
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
4mg
1%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
19mg
3%
Sodium, Na
37mg
2%
Water
10g
0%

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.