"Rich icing for Grandpop's chocolate cake." — sybilw5459
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1 (4 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 (16 ounce) packages
confectioners' sugar, or more as needed
unsweetened cocoa powder
strong brewed coffee, or more to taste
Yum, yum, and yum some more. Coffee and chocolate, how can you go wrong. We only used about 14 ozs of confectioners sugar instead of 16 ozs. We put it over a chocolate cake with just a touch of coffee it in as well. We substituted the expresso powder for the three tablespoons of strong coffee. This icing is definitely a keeper.
I made the recipe as stated above but used about 14 oz of powdered sugar. It was sooo ridiculously sweet. I added an additional half cup of cocoa powder just to cut the sickly sweetness and overwhelming flavor of powdered sugar.
This was super easy and super tasty!!!! I used instant coffee, dissolved in about 2T of water along with the salt. Upped the butter to 1 cup, as I was just a touch short of 4oz if cream cheese. I used 4 1/2 c. of powdered sugar. Wasn't too sweet, great coffee notes. Will use again, thanks for sharing.
Fantabulous! I bought an espresso shot from Star Bucks as I didn't have a dark roast coffee on hand, or a way to brew coffee strong. It turned out to be a great choice for a pop of flavor.
Just made this recipe today to put on a chocolate cake, in a word, YUM! As was stated by another review, I too used a bit less confectioners sugar. This is my kind of frosting, it is not sickening sweet.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Coffee Buttercream Icing
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 136
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