Rose Mary Mogan


This is a simple quick & easy frosting to make with any cake or cup cakes.

You make it chocolate with the simple addition of melted chocolate chips or cocoa powder. Both works great. You can even use the white vanilla chips. This recipe uses the cocoa powder.

I used this frosting recipe on my HEART BEETS OF LOVE CAKE. Beets is not a typo, the cake actually has beets in the batter. I made it for my husband for Valentine's Day.

It is & easy, this version is a milk chocolate, if you like it darker use more cocoa. Keep some made up in the freezer for a easy topping on cakes or muffins.

★★★★★ 1 vote
Frosts a 3 layer cake top Middle & sides
10 Min
No-Cook or Other


2 stick
butter, softened, room temperature
16 oz
cream cheese,softened room temperature
2 lb
powdered sugar
1/2 c
cocoa powder, more for darker or deeper chocolate
1 Tbsp
instant coffee granules
1 1/2 tsp
coffee flavoring


1Crush coffee granules in a small bowl.
2Add about 1/2 of powdered sugar & cocoa to bowl, and stir to blend together.
3Cream butter with cream cheese and add half of powdered sugar mixture.
4Beat till creamy.
5Add coffee flavoring and beat again.
6Add remaining powdered sugar and beat till mixed and creamy.
7You are now ready to frost your cake or muffins.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #easy, #simple, #tasty