Coffee Frosting

Chocolate Cake With Coffee Frosting and Crushed Cookies
Christopher Baker
Decorate the sides with crushed chocolate wafer cookies to add crunchy texture and another layer of chocolate flavor.

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Makes 4 1/2 cups
preparation
5
minutes
cooking
10
minutes

Ingredients

1
tablespoon
instant espresso powder
2
cups
(4 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1
pound
confectioners’ sugar (about 3 3/4 cups), sifted
1
teaspoon
pure vanilla extract
pinch kosher salt

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the espresso powder with 1 tablespoon hot water until the powder is dissolved. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter on high until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add the sugar, then the espresso mixture, vanilla, and salt, and beat until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
Dawn Perry
April 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 268
  • Fat 30 g
  • Sat Fat 19 g
  • Cholesterol 80 mg
  • Sodium 15 mg
  • Protein 0 g
  • Carbohydrate 38 g
  • Sugar 37 g
  • Fiber 0 g
  • Iron 0 mg
  • Calcium 10 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.