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Mocha Icing Recipe

Mocha Icing

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"This is an old recipe I have for Mocha Icing. I hope you like it. The recipe makes enough for one 8 inch layer cake."

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  1. Combine coffee and cocoa in small bowl of electric mixer. Beat until blended. Add sugar, butter or margarine, salt, and vanilla. Beat until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat icing until it has a spreading consistency.
  2. Frost the cake, and sprinkle with chopped walnuts if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 29, 2004

Delicious! Reminded me a bit of Terimasu! I did, however, make a few alterations! 1) I used esspresso instead of coffee (added amazing flavor... however, almost too much flavor) 2) I mixed the initial ingrediants in the blender for a bit, before adding the confectioners suger a bit at a time 3) I served with a dark chocolate cake, wich, although delicious, proved to be to much. THIS WAS DELICIOUS! I definate keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 13, 2007

This recipe was ok, the flavor was good, but it was not what I would call "icing". It was kind of thin, closer to a glaze than icing, I had to add more powdered sugar to get a better spreading consistency.


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Sep 13, 2010

good flavor but as written doesnt work, i had to add almost double the amount of sugar to get a spreading consistency tried a second batch with about 1/2 the amount of coffee, and didnt melt the butter, and it worked much better

Sep 14, 2010

YUMMY. This icing has a great coffee flavour and was perfect to use on brownies. I did find the icing to be a little thin initially, but it simply requires mixing until you reach the consistency you like. Either that, or let it sit on the counter for a bit, it will thicken up.

Sep 22, 2002

This icing is DELICIOUS and especially good on brownies. Make sure the coffee is strong and hot.

Feb 05, 2007

Great recipe! Nice consistency as well as flavor. I was able to ice a round layer cake with this, would definitely recommend this one, do not pass it by! :) Thanks for posting this :)

Jun 01, 2008

This is an excellent and easy recipe. I used it as a glaze on my husband's birthday cake. It was a hit and a definite keeper. My only recommendation is to let it cool slightly so that it can thicken before pouring over a cake. I found that it soaked into the cake at first but if I had let it cool it would have been the perfect consistency.

Jul 29, 2008

This icing is ORGASMIC! I used those little coffee shots in place of the brewed coffee and just warmed it to boiling in the microwave. I didn't change anything else. This complimented the Jumpin' Java Cookies perfectly. Really, really yum.


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  • Calories
  • 184 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.6 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

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

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