Easy Coffee Icing

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Amy Barrett
from Palm Coast, FL

I made this easy coffee icing to go on a mayonnaise cake (chocolate). It whips up quick and easy. The coffee flavor is perfect and its hardly sweet at all. I was eating the frosting all by itself and I normally scrap off the icing. Great coffee flavor that doesn’t overwhelm your taste buds but entices them!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Wow, this coffee frosting is fantastic. It's very fragrant and tastes as good as it smells. We were a little concerned that the instant coffee granules would make the icing gritty, but it doesn't at all. In fact, it's what gives this coffee frosting such great flavor. We paired the frosting with chocolate cupcakes and it was the perfect combination. Whip these up for your family and friends and they'll think they came from a gourmet cupcake shop.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves One cake or 24 cupcakes
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other


  • 1 1/2 stick
    unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp
    heaping instant coffee
  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    brewed cold coffee

How To Make

  • 1
    With a mixer, mix together the butter and coffee.
  • 2
    Now mix in the powdered sugar. Blend well.
  • 3
    Slowly add small amounts of the coffee until the frosting is the desired consistency.
  • 4
    Spread on cake and enjoy!