This fabulous homemade mocha frosting gets its flavor from hot brewed coffee and unsweetened cocoa.
Whisk together sugar and cocoa in a medium bowl. Combine coffee and vanilla.
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
Very good Frosting. I would use more coffee flavor. I frosted 24 cupcakes, but I did add about 3/4C. more sugar. I added a little dark unsweeteed cocoa. This will be a keeper.