If you’re a coffee lover like me, you’re going to absolutely adore this Coffee Butter Frosting recipe. It’s rich, creamy, and has the perfect balance of coffee flavor. Whether you’re making a batch of cupcakes or a layer cake, this frosting is sure to take your dessert to the next level!

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 12


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and beat until smooth.
  3. Dissolve the instant coffee granules in the heavy cream and add to the butter mixture.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and continue to beat the frosting until light and fluffy.
  5. If the frosting is too thick, add more cream. If it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Use the frosting to frost your cakes, cupcakes, or cookies. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 200 || Carbohydrates: 25g || Fat: 11g || Protein: 0g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The rich coffee flavor adds a unique twist to traditional buttercream frosting.
  2. It’s easy to customize the sweetness and thickness of the frosting to suit your taste preferences.
  3. This frosting pairs perfectly with chocolate or vanilla baked goods.
  4. The addition of heavy cream makes the frosting incredibly creamy and luxurious.
  5. It’s a versatile recipe that can be used for a variety of desserts.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid using cold butter, as it will make it difficult to achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.
  2. Avoid overmixing the frosting, as this can cause it to become too runny or lose its fluffy texture.
  3. Be cautious when adding the powdered sugar, as adding too much can make the frosting too sweet.
  4. Make sure to dissolve the instant coffee granules completely in the heavy cream to avoid any gritty texture in the frosting.
  5. Avoid adding too much liquid (cream) at once, as it can make the frosting too loose. Add gradually until desired consistency is reached.

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