Mocha Frosting

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  • 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


  1. 1. Stir together powdered sugar and cocoa; set aside.
  2. 2. Dissolve coffee granules in 1 tablespoon hot water; stir in vanilla and cream.
  3. 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.
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