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Mocha Frosting

Prep time 10 mins
Yield Makes 3 cups


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

How to Make It

  1. Stir together powdered sugar and cocoa; set aside.

  2. Dissolve coffee granules in 1 tablespoon hot water; stir in vanilla and cream.

  3. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; add sugar mixture alternately with coffee mixture, beginning and ending with sugar mixture and beating until spreadable consistency.