Coffee Frosting


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This recipe came from my grandmother and is infamous among people who know us. I have never found coffee frosting anywhere else, and this one is definitely the best! Perfect for those who like a rich icing to go with their cake or cookie.

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Serving Size / Yield

8 oz


  • 1/3 C. strong coffee
  • 4 C. confectioners powdered sugar (1 box)
  • 1/3 C. butter (softened)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Optional:
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate (if you want to add some extra kick to this frosting.)

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1. Prepare strong coffee. For best resuts, add 1/2 medium ground to one cup of cold water. Boil over stovetop and then let stand for 2 minutes.

2. Strain twice to avoid getting grounds in frosting.

3. Combine sugar gradually with butter.

4. Add coffee as needed to make a creamy and smooth mixture.

5. Add salt and vanilla.

**DO NOT add coffee all at once. You do not want the frosting to be too soft; you want a spreadable consistency.

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