Mocha Buttercream Frosting

Mocha Buttercream Frosting
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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. 
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably organic and fair trade, such as lake champlain
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoon instant coffee granules, dissolved in 1/4 cup coffee
  1. 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.