Source of Recipe
This recipe came from my grandmother and is infamous among people who know us. I have never found coffee frosting anywhere else, and this one is definitely the best! Perfect for those who like a rich icing to go with their cake or cookie.
List of Ingredients
1/3 C. strong coffee
4 C. confectioners powdered sugar (1 box)
1/3 C. butter (softened)
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Optional: add 1 square of unsweetened chocolate if you want to add some extra kick to this frosting.
1. Prepare strong coffee. For best resuts, add 1/2 medium ground to one cup of cold water. Boil over stovetop and then let stand for 2 minutes.
2. Strain twice to avoid getting grounds in frosting.
3. Combine sugar gradually with butter.
4. Add coffee as needed to make a creamy and smooth mixture.
5. Add salt and vanilla.
**DO NOT add coffee all at once. You do not want the frosting to be too soft; you want a spreadable consistency.