Mocha Icing

This recipe is for a coffee-flavored icing that is perfect for cupcakes, cakes, and other desserts. The icing has a rich flavor and is made with real coffee. It’s easy to make and only takes a few minutes.


  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup strong, hot brewed coffee
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


In a small bowl, combine the cocoa powder and hot coffee. Beat until blended. Add the confectioners’ sugar, melted butter or margarine, salt, and vanilla extract. Beat until blended. Scrape the sides of the bowl and beat the icing again until it has a spreading consistency.

Frost the cake with the mocha icing and sprinkle with chopped walnuts if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 slice of cake
  • Calories: 400
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated fat: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 40 mg
  • Sodium: 180 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 58 g
Mocha Icing
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