Chocolate Cake with Cappuccino Frosting

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This cake is all about the frosting.  Oh my goodness!  I don’t know why I never thought to do this before.

The coffee flavored butter cream is delicious eaten from a spoon or licked from the bowl.  But save some for the cake, because it’s a perfect pairing with chocolate cake.

I don’t have any ingredient pictures to share with you this time.  I may have been so excited about this recipe idea, that I forgot to snap a photo.  

For the cake, I used The Cake Mix Dr. recipe for Basic Buttermilk Cake.  Any chocolate cake will do.  Hershey’s has a great cake recipe on the back of the cocoa powder.  Or just make a box mix.

This is really all about the frosting.  Here’s how you make it:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3-4 Tbs. strong brewed coffee, cooled

With an electric mixer, beat the butter till smooth.  Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and 2 Tbs. coffee.  Mix again until well blended.  Gradually add more coffee, by the teaspoon until the frosting reaches a spreadable consistency.

So easy!

I’m showing this off at:

Mingle Monday at Add a Pinch

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  1. Oh yum, I can’t wait to make these into adult cupcakes!!!!! Add a espresso bean to the top of each cupcake and I will have the best desert. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh my word- that sounds sooo good. I just kicked off my new diet today- so as soon as I bake again- this will be on the top of my list 🙂

  3. wow! I can’t wait to try this. Stopping by from Mingle Monday

  4. I made this over the weekend and it was a huge hit. Thanks for sharing.

  5. When u say “powdered sugar” do u mean icing sugar?

  6. The Hershey’s cake is the best chocolate cake I’ve ever made!

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