Whisk together first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. Spoon mixture into a small bowl; cover surface of mixture with plastic wrap, pressing wrap onto surface, and let stand 30 minutes or until cool.
Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add cooled cocoa mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Add vanilla, beating until mixture is consistency of whipped cream.
Light and fluffy. Not overly sweet. Seemed very coffee flavored. I was expecting a little bit more subtle. Next time I will try 1 tablespoon of coffee. There will definitely be a next time though, it was very good.
Sinfully delicious! I used Hershey's Perfect Chocolate cake with it and topped it with the chocolate ganache. The cream is soft and airy and pairs well with the otherwise heavy (not dense) chocolate flavors. I appreciate that the coffee flavor is subtle, yet still distinguishable.
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