Chocolate Coffee Buttercream Icing Recipe -
Chocolate Coffee Buttercream Icing Recipe
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Chocolate Coffee Buttercream Icing

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"Rich icing for Grandpop's chocolate cake."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Beat butter and cream cheese together in a bowl with an electric hand mixer until creamy; slowly beat in confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, coffee, and salt until smooth and spreadable.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2012

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 09, 2013

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.

Jul 26, 2013

OH MY GOSH!!!! This is wonderful. I cut back on the sugar also & upped the cocoa by a tablespoon. This has got to be the best chocolate frosting EVER!!!!!

Nov 03, 2013

Delicious! I didn't use all the powdered sugar, I just added in more cocoa powder to thicken it. I used a combination of Hershey's and Hershey's special dark powder. Everyone loved this frosting!

May 28, 2013

I made this to top our strawberry cake. I made it with Hershey's special dark cocoa. Very quick, and easy to make. It was a hit! Thanks for sharing!

Feb 06, 2013

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.

Jan 22, 2013

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.

Feb 13, 2014

Used Hershey's Dark Chocolate powder and a bit less sugar and it is perfect. Used on Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes and it was a perfect compliment. Rich, smooth and very chocolatey tasting. Big hit with the family.


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  • Calories
  • 357 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 15.1 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 207 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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