Coffee Flavored Buttercream Frosting | The perfect light and creamy frosting with a hint of coffee flavor to compliment chocolate or mocha cupcakes and cake.
This delicious coffee flavored buttercream frosting has just the right amount of coffee flavor. Add it to a brownie muffin for a delicious addition to a breakfast buffet table or brunch…OR….smooth it over a pan of brownies!
Celebrate the coffee drinker in your family this year for their birthday and make MOCHACCINO CUPCAKES and add this amazing coffee flavored buttercream frosting!
TIPS FOR A LIGHT AND FLUFFY FROSTING
- Good ingredients “real” butter not margarine
- Room temperature ingredients
- Be patient…you’ll need to whip the frosting at least 3 to 5 minutes (sometimes I do this step twice). This will allow air to incorporate into the butter and create the lightness you want.
- That’s it! It’s really not as hard as you might think
Sometimes the thought of making both cupcakes and frosting from scratch can get overwhelming. Here’s something I like to do when I’m in a pinch for time (this is for mocha cupcakes). I pick up the darkest chocolate cake mix I can find (Usually Ghirardelli) and add 1 tablespoon of espresso powder to the batter. Shhh…..if you don’t tell anyone they’re not made from scratch they’ll never know. Click here for more ideas of how to transform a cake mix—->>>>22 WAYS TO MAKE A CAKE MIX TASTE LIKE HOMEMADE.
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
- 6 tablespoons hot water
In a large mixing bowl beat the butter until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Gradually add 1 cup powdered sugar, beating well. Stir together the espresso powder and hot water. Beat in 3 tablespoons of the coffee. Gradually beat in the remaining 3 cups of powdered sugar. If necessary, beat in additional coffee until buttercream reaches a spreading or pipping consistency. Beat for an additional 3 minutes.
Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g
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