Mocha Frosting

This fabulous homemade mocha frosting gets its flavor from hot brewed coffee and unsweetened cocoa. 



Makes 2 1/3 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes


3 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
3 tablespoons hot brewed coffee
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 to 4 Tbsp. half-and-half


1. Whisk together sugar and cocoa in a medium bowl. Combine coffee and vanilla.

2. Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar mixture alternately with coffee mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Beat in half-and-half, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until smooth and mixture has reached desired consistency.

Mocha-Almond Frosting: Decrease vanilla extract to 1 tsp. Proceed with recipe as directed, adding 1/2 tsp. almond extract to coffee mixture in Step 1.

Cheryl Draper, Chicago, Illinois,

Southern Living

October 2008
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