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Mocha Buttercream Frosting

Mocha Buttercream Frosting

This mocha buttercream frosting is decadently delicious, especially when applied liberally to our Ultimate Chocolate Cake! Using few ingredients, this recipe is not only easy to make, but versatile — perfect for icing a white or chocolate cake, topping cupcakes, or as filling between your favorite cookies!

Recipe Yield:
1 recipe of frosting


  • 12 cup Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
  • 1 lb confectioners sugar
  • 1 stick (4 oz) butter, softened
  • 2 tsp instant coffee granules, dissolved in 14 cup coffee


  • Combine confectioners sugar and cocoa in a bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Add the softened butter and mix in gently.
  • Add the coffee liquid a small amount at a time, and beat with electric beater until smooth and spreadable.
  • You may not need all of the coffee liquid, and you may also need to add slightly more.