Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mocha Frosting

I was craving a dessert with a coffee/chocolate combo for a couple weeks. I have no idea why since I don't even drink coffee, but who can explain cravings? 

So then when I came across the Cafe Mocha Cupcakes recipe on, they looked incredibly delicious!

The frosting was so good on these cupcakes, I am definitely adding it to my list of favourites.  This would be awesome on a variety of cupcake or cake flavours, but I think it was perfect on top of chocolate cupcakes.

This recipe is enough to frost a dozen cupcakes.

Mocha Frosting

  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature (3/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tbsp (heaping) of instant coffee granules dissolved in 1/2 tbsp hot water
  • 2 - 4 tbsp heavy cream
  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the icing sugar and cocoa powder
  2. In a separate bowl, cream the butter until light and fluffy.  
  3. Add the icing sugar/cocoa powder about a cup at a time to the creamed butter
  4. After all of the icing sugar and cocoa powder has been added, pour in the vanilla and coffee/water and mix well on high
  5. Add the heavy cream 1/2 tbsp at a time until the desired consistency is reached
  6. Decorate your favourite cupcakes
  7. Enjoy!


  1. I know one explination for odd cravings *wink wink*

  2. OMG, that looks amazing. I could seriously just eat it with a spoon.

  3. this is definitely 'spoon'-worthy! so good :)

    haha oh dear Amy, I hope not! I am heading to Paris next week, there is wine that needs to be drunk! :)

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