I recently made a batch of my Hot Cocoa Cupcakes and my wife wanted something different for the marshmallow frosting that is included with my recipe. Her love for chocolate and coffee/espresso is well known so I decided to make up a batch of this Awesome Mocha Buttercream Frosting.
Turns out that it’s not that difficult to tweak a simple vanilla buttercream frosting recipe to create a mocha flavored buttercream frosting. All you need is a little cocoa powder and a little espresso powder.
The beauty of this simple recipe is that you can make it as strong or weak as you want by simply adjusting the amount of espresso you add to the frosting mix.
This Mocha flavored frosting goes very well with Chocolate cake but I am sure it is equally as good on different types of cakes. I just haven't had the opportunity to use it on anything but chocolate cake.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Awesome Mocha Buttercream Frosting recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Powdered Sugar, Salted Butter, Vanilla Extract, Milk, Cocoa Powder and Espresso Powder.
🥣 How to Make Awesome Mocha Buttercream Frosting
In a mixing bowl, add softened butter and vanilla extract and mix until completely combined.
Add powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and espresso powder and beat until well combined.
Slowly add milk until the proper consistency is reached.
Awesome Mocha Buttercream Frosting
- 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 Cup Salted Butter
- 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 tablespoon Milk
- 2 Tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 2 teaspoon Instant Espresso Powder
- In a mixing bowl, add softened butter and vanilla extract and mix until completely combined.
- Add powdered sugar, cocoa powder and espresso powder and beat until well combined.
- Slowly add milk until the proper consistency is reached.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.