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

Cheryl Draper, Chicago, Illinois
Recipe by Southern Living October 2008

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Yield:
Makes 2 1/3 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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

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