Chocolate-Coffee Buttercream Filling

Southern Living
1 3/4 cups


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2/3 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
2 teaspoons coffee liqueur*


Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy.

Microwave whipping cream at MEDIUM (50% power) until warm (do not boil). Stir together warm cream and coffee granules until dissolved; cool. Add whipping cream mixture and liqueur to butter mixture, beating until smooth.

*Note: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract may be substituted for liqueur.

Created date

December 2001