Mocha Buttercream Frosting. The perfect combination of chocolate and coffee in a fluffy homemade buttercream frosting recipe that is super easy to make!
Mocha Buttercream Frosting
If you happen to love my chocolate buttercream recipe then this Mocha Buttercream Frosting is sure to be a hit. It combines that great flavor you got from the chocolate buttercream but with the fresh flavor of coffee. Chocolate and coffee naturally just go well together that’s why mocha cappuccino’s and lattes are so popular you are going to love this chocolate coffee buttercream.
This frosting is a buttercream so it’s perfect for all of your cake decorating needs. It’s not too soft that it just pours off the cake but it’s not too hard that it tears the side of the cake.
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You can make this with your choice of instant coffee, my favorite to use is this one. When you’re putting the frosting together you’re not actually making a cup coffee from the instant coffee you’re only using it dry in the frosting.
How long can buttercream frosting sit out?
I store my buttercream in the fridge and then rewhip it when I want to use it. If you have already frosted a cake or cupcakes this buttercream frosting can sit out for up to 3 days.
How many days in advanced can I make Buttercream frosting?
You can make this buttercream frosting 3 days in advanced of when you want to use it and store it at room temperature. You can make this buttercream frosting up to 2 weeks ahead of time if you are going to store it in the fridge.
How to Store Buttercream frosting
The buttercream can be stored at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Can you Freeze Mocha Buttercream?
You can freeze mocha buttercream frosting for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Allow the frosting to fully thaw and then put it in the bowl of the stand mixer and rewhip until fluffy and smooth.
How do you soften refrigerated buttercream frosting?
When you take the homemade mocha buttercream frosting out of the refrigerator let it sit at room temperature for two hours. Then re-whip it in the bowl of your stand mixer for ten minutes to bring it back to smooth and fluffy.
Mocha Buttercream Frosting Supplies
Mocha Buttercream Frosting Ingredients
- powdered sugar
- cocoa powder
- heavy cream
- vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- instant coffee
How to make Mocha Buttercream Frosting
In the bowl of the mixer beat the butter on medium speed until nice and creamy.
Turn the mixer down to the lowest setting and slowly incorporate the powdered sugar and cocoa powder into the butter.
Once you have added all the sugar to the mix add the heavy cream, vanilla, salt and instant coffee powder. Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
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Mocha Buttercream Frosting
- In the bowl of your mixer beat the butter on medium speed until nice and creamy.
- Turn the mixer down to the lowest setting and slowly incorporate the powdered sugar and cocoa powder into the butter.
- Once you have added all the sugar to the mix add the heavy cream, vanilla, salt and instant coffee powder.
- Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
52 Weight Watchers SmartPoints for the entire batch of icing or about 11 points each when using on cupcakes (not including the cupcakes)
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