Recipe by Carol
"Use strong brewed coffee in this quick and easy cake icing recipe with butter and vanilla extract."
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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.
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! :)
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Use milk instead of coffee or any other flavored liquid and you have the perfect icing recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 69
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