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This week I made my grandmother’s chocolate mocha coffee frosting recipe to put on some cupcakes. Delicious recipes from loved ones who have passed on are extra special and it was a yummy stroll down memory lane. Let me explain…
Chocolate Mocha Coffee Frosting
A few weeks ago when we were in Kansas City, we spent some time with my extended family. It was so good to be together again, just hanging out, laughing, and relaxing. While we were there, my aunt mentioned some old recipes of my grandma’s that she had and I jumped at the chance to have her send me some of her favorites. I have started working on trying them out.
Grandma’s chocolate mocha frosting was the first I tried and it did not disappoint! This recipe is in my grandma’s handwriting. Seeing it brought tears to my eyes. I miss my grandma!
I’ll be honest. When I looked at the recipe and saw butter-flavored Crisco instead of regular butter, I was skeptical. I mean, I have a relationship with real butter. It’s the only thing I will use. I grew up mostly with margarine, but my former mother-in-law only used real butter and she got me hooked.
Anyway, I bought some butter-flavored Crisco baking sticks and gave it a shot. And it was delish. That’s why I’m sharing it with you! You need to try this…trust me.
My Grandma’s Chocolate Mocha Frosting
Put the butter-flavored Crisco, vanilla, salt, and cocoa in a mixing bowl.
Cream those ingredients together.
Add the confectioner’s (powdered) sugar and coffee and blend with electric mixer until creamy. Is this stuff gorgeous or what???
There you’ve got my grandma’s chocolate mocha frosting. That hint of coffee flavor just makes this frosting over-the-top awesome!
- 3/4 cup butter-flavored Crisco
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 4 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
- 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee (OR instead dissolve 1 tablespoon instant coffee in 1/2 cup hot water)
- Put the butter-flavored Crisco, vanilla, salt, and cocoa in a mixing bowl.
- Cream those ingredients together.
- Add the confectioner's (powdered) sugar and coffee and mix until creamy.
- Now you can put that frosting on cupcakes, cake, cookies, or whatever! Enjoy!
Be sure your cake or cookies are completely cooled before frosting them.
Now you can put that frosting on cupcakes, cake, cookies, or whatever! Enjoy!
If you love frosting as much as I do, be sure to follow my cake, cupcakes, frosting, and cake decorating board on Pinterest! Also, if you love coffee, you might want to check out my review of the K-cafe Special Edition Single Serve Latte, Cappuccino, and Drip Coffee Maker!
See you next time!