Mocha Frosting Recipe

This mocha frosting recipe is a perfect compliment to a chocolate cupcake.


1 1/2 cups butter, at room temperature
3 cups confectioners' sugar
4 Tablespoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons instant coffee, dissolved in 1 Tablespoon water

(Frosts about 16 cupcakes)


Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until creamy.

Add the confectioners sugar and beat in.

Beat in the cocoa powder, vanilla & dissoved coffee.

Continue to beat the frosting for about 2 minutes until creamy smooth.

This recipe make a frosting that has a good spreading consistancy.

If you want the frosting stiffer, refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.