Indulge in a Delightful Coffee Mocha Frosteds Recipe

Are you a coffee lover with a sweet tooth? Well, have I got a treat for you! Today, I’m excited to share my recipe for Coffee Mocha Frosteds. This delightful dessert is essentially a rich chocolate cake topped with creamy vanilla ice cream and finished off with an irresistible mocha buttercream frosting. Trust me when I say that this will be love at first bite.

Now, you might be wondering what makes my recipe stand out from the rest. Firstly, the secret ingredient is strong brewed coffee. It adds depth of flavor to the chocolate cake and provides the perfect base for the mocha buttercream frosting. Secondly, this recipe is incredibly versatile. You can switch out the chocolate cake for plain vanilla or adapt the frosting to your preferred level of sweetness.

I’ve spent years perfecting this recipe, and I’m confident that you’ll love it just as much as my customers do. So grab your apron, preheat your oven, and let’s get started on making this heavenly dessert. Get ready to impress your friends and family with the best Coffee Mocha Frosteds they’ve ever tasted.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Mocha Frosteds
Coffee Mocha Frosteds

As a coffee lover, you’re always looking for new ways to enjoy your favorite drink, right? Well, stop your search because I have the perfect recipe for you – Coffee Mocha Frosteds.

Imagine a decadent blend of rich, creamy vanilla ice cream with notes of bold coffee, topped with a velvety mocha buttercream frosting. This is not just any frosting recipe – it’s the best mocha buttercream frosting you’ll ever taste.

What makes this recipe so amazing is the combination of instant coffee and unsweetened cocoa powder that create an intensely delicious mocha flavor. And if that weren’t enough, the frosting is made with brewed coffee and espresso powder to really take it over the top.

But don’t just take my word for it. Imagine biting into a fluffy chocolate mocha cupcake, topped with this rich mocha buttercream frosting. The flavors will explode in your mouth, leaving you feeling like you’re on cloud nine.

Plus, this recipe is incredibly versatile. You can use it for cakes, cupcakes, or even as a filling between layers. Want to switch things up? Add some chopped nuts or drizzle some caramel sauce on top for an extra special touch.

Trust me, once you try this easy mocha icing recipe, it’ll become a staple in your dessert arsenal. Your friends and family will be begging you for the recipe!

So what are you waiting for? Get started on making these rich and indulgent Coffee Mocha Frosteds today – I promise you won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 A chocolate and coffee lover's dream come true!
A chocolate and coffee lover’s dream come true!

Ingredients for the Coffee Mocha Frosting Recipe

For the frosting recipe, we will need the following ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter: 2 cup (room temperature).
  • Powdered sugar: 4 cups (sifted).
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder: 1/2 cup.
  • Instant coffee or espresso powder, dissolved in boiling water: 3 tablespoons.
  • Vanilla extract: 2 teaspoons.
  • Salt: 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Heavy cream: 1/4 cup.

Ingredients for the Mocha Buttercream Recipe

For the buttercream frosting recipe, we will need the following ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter: 2 cups (room temperature).
  • Salted butter: 2 sticks (room temperature).
  • Powdered sugar: 3-4 cups.
  • Cocoa powder: 1/2 cup.
  • Instant coffee granules, dissolved in boiling water: 2 tablespoons.
  • Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon.
  • Whipping cream or heavy cream: 3/4 cup.

Ingredients for the Easy Mocha Icing Recipe

For this easy mocha icing recipe, we will need:

  • Butter, softened: 1/2 cup.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder: 1/2 cup
  • Instant coffee or espresso powder: 2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Milk or heavy cream, as needed to achieve desired consistency.

The Recipe How-To

 Enough caffeine to power you through any day.
Enough caffeine to power you through any day.

Now, it’s time to make the Coffee Mocha Frosteds! This recipe yields 24 cupcakes and takes about 30 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make these indulgent treats.

Step 1: Prepare the Cupcake Batter

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups of granulated sugar and 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour.
  • Add 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 tablespoon of instant espresso powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Whisk everything together until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 large eggs, 1 cup of whole milk, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
  • Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients while whisking. Whisk everything together until just combined. Do not overmix!
  • Slowly pour in 1 cup of hot strong coffee while continuously whisking. The mixture will be thin but that’s normal.
  • Line your muffin tin with paper liners and fill each liner with 1/4 cup of batter.

Step 2: Bake the Cupcakes

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Bake the cupcakes for approximately 16-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

Step 3: Prepare the Mocha Buttercream Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl, beat together 1 cup (2 sticks) room temperature unsalted butter and 3 cups powdered sugar sifted.
  • Add in 3 tablespoons brewed coffee or espresso, 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat everything together until it’s smooth and creamy.
  • Make sure the cupcakes are completely cool, then use a piping bag or a knife to spread 1-2 tablespoons of frosting on each cupcake.

Step 4: Decorate the Cupcakes

  • To decorate your cupcakes, prepare the mocha frosting by stirring together 1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee with a tablespoon of boiling water until dissolved.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened unsalted butter, 3 cups powdered sugar sifted, and 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream until fluffy.
  • Then whisk in your dissolved coffee mixture along with 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder and a pinch of salt.
  • Fill a piping bag with the frosting and create different designs on top of each cupcake.

These delicious Coffee Mocha Frosteds are now ready to be enjoyed! Store them in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up

Substitutions and Variations

 Sweet, creamy and delicious.
Sweet, creamy and delicious.

The beauty of this coffee mocha frosteds recipe lies in the fact that you can easily substitute or vary some ingredients to create a different yet equally delicious treat. Here are my recommendations:

– Vanilla ice cream: You can use any flavor of ice cream that complements coffee and chocolate. For instance, chocolate or caramel flavors will make your frosteds denser and richer.

– Mocha frosting: If you don’t have time to make the buttercream frosting from scratch, you can use store-bought frosting instead. However, it won’t be as rich and flavorful.

– Espresso powder: If you don’t have espresso powder, you can substitute it with instant coffee. Simply add 2 tablespoons of instant coffee to the frosting mixture and dissolve it in boiling water before stirring it in. Alternatively, you can brew a strong cup of coffee using your preferred method and use it instead.

– Cocoa powder: You can vary the amount of cocoa powder depending on your taste preference. Adding more cocoa will make your frosteds darker and more chocolatey.

– Powdered sugar: If you’re trying to cut down on sugar, you can use a sugar substitute such as stevia or erythritol. However, keep in mind that the taste and texture of the frosting may be slightly affected.

– Heavy cream: If you don’t have access to heavy cream, you can use half-and-half or whole milk instead. However, this may result in a less creamy and rich frosting.

Whether it’s tweaking the amounts or substituting an ingredient here or there, don’t hesitate to experiment with this recipe to create your own version of rich mocha cupcakes.

Serving and Pairing

 Your taste buds will thank you with every sip.
Your taste buds will thank you with every sip.

There’s nothing quite like indulging in a decadent dessert after a satisfying meal. These Coffee Mocha Frosteds will leave your taste buds satisfied and your sweet tooth pleased. Serve them up with a rich cup of freshly brewed coffee, and you’ll have a match made in heaven.

These moist and rich cupcakes are the perfect complement to an afternoon tea party or a late-night chocolate craving. The velvety vanilla ice cream paired with the luscious mocha frosting creates a party for your palate that’s hard to resist. Plus, they make for an impressive and tasty addition to any dessert spreads.

The richness of these cupcakes calls for a pairing that can keep up. A glass of ice-cold milk or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream is the perfect complement to these coffee-infused treats. Alternatively, serve them alongside some freshly brewed coffee – it’s sure to take your indulgence to the next level.

If you’re looking for something a bit fancier, serve these cupcakes with a shot of espresso or cappuccino. The pairing of the rich, complex flavors found in these coffee drinks will complement the mocha frosting perfectly. Imagine sipping on espresso while savoring every bite of the cupcake; it’s pure bliss.

Whether you’re serving up these cupcakes for an intimate dinner party or at a large gathering, they’re sure to be a crowd-pleaser. These Coffee Mocha Frosteds are simple yet elegant, making them suitable for any occasion where you want to indulge in something sweet and delicious.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfection in a cup.
Perfection in a cup.

One of the many benefits of this Coffee Mocha Frosting Recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. This allows you to save time and focus on other aspects of your party or get-together.

To make ahead, prepare the frosting recipe as directed below and let it cool to room temperature. Then place it in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to three days. When you’re ready to use it, just take it out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature for 30 minutes before frosting your cupcakes, cake or any other dessert.

If you have leftover frosting or cupcakes, you can store them in an airtight container and place them in the fridge where they can be chilled for up to 5 days. However, before serving, allow them to come to room temperature for about 15 minutes so that the frosting can soften up again.

If you’re reheating refrigerated cupcakes, do not microwave them as they will dry out quickly. Instead, preheat your oven at 350°F /175°C, let the cupcakes sit in a warm area for a short time so they are not ice cold – this prevents thermal shock from sudden temperature differences – then pop them inside the oven for about 8-10 minutes until heated through.

Lastly, remember that Coffee Mocha Frosting is best enjoyed when fresh!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A heavenly blend of rich flavors.
A heavenly blend of rich flavors.

To ensure your Coffee Mocha Frosteds are a hit, here are some tips for the perfect results:

1. Use room temperature ingredients: Bring all of your ingredients to room temperature before starting. This will help ensure that your frosting comes together smoothly and without any lumps.

2. Dissolve the instant coffee completely: When making the mocha frosting, make sure to dissolve the instant coffee completely in boiling water before adding it to the mixture. This will prevent any graininess in the frosting.

3. Sift the powdered sugar: Sift the powdered sugar to make sure there are no lumps in the frosting. This will give it a smoother texture.

4. Don’t overbeat the frosting: Be careful not to overbeat the buttercream frosting as this can cause it to become thin and runny. Beat just until everything is combined and you get a creamy consistency.

5. Add heavy cream as needed: If your frosting is too thick or stiff, gradually add heavy cream (one tablespoon at a time) until you reach your desired consistency.

6. Add flavorings sparingly: When adding vanilla extract or any other flavoring to your frosting, do so sparingly, and taste as you go along. Too much of a good thing can ruin your recipe.

7. Chill before piping: After you have frosted your cupcakes or cake with Coffee Mocha Frosteds, place them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before piping additional frosting on top. This will help prevent melting and ensure that your piped decorations hold their shape.

By following these helpful tips, you’ll end up with rich mocha buttercream frosting atop decadent vanilla ice cream that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!


As a barista, I frequently receive questions about how to make the perfect cup of coffee or specialty drink. It is no surprise that when it comes to making coffee-based desserts, such as these Coffee Mocha Frosteds, there are also questions that arise. In this FAQ section, I will answer some common inquiries on how to perfect this recipe and make adjustments to fit specific dietary needs. So let’s dive in!

What is mocha frosting made of?

Want to make a delicious Mocha Buttercream? First, you need to prepare the ingredients – confectioners’ sugar, salt, cocoa, and espresso powder. Mix them well by sifting them into a bowl. Next, take some butter and whip it for about 5 minutes. Use a paddle attachment and a standing mixer for best results. As the butter gets soft and fluffy, beat in the sugar mixture slowly. Add some vanilla extract for a delightful flavor. Keep beating the mixture while drizzling in some cream until you get your desired consistency. And voila – your Mocha Buttercream is ready!

Can you add coffee to canned frosting?

To make a delicious coffee frosting, start by creating a hollow space in the center. Then, pour in the dissolved coffee and gently mix it with the frosting until the coffee is fully combined. Now, it’s ready to be spread over your favorite Pillsbury™ cake or brownie mix for a delectable treat.

How to make moka cream?

To create a tasty mocha cream, start by whipping together some cream and sugar until it’s nice and stiff. Then, dissolve some coffee granules in boiling water and let it cool. Once it’s cooled, add it to the whipped cream mixture and beat it all together. Make sure to store your mocha cream in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.

Is Mocha cake made of coffee?

When making a Mocha Cake, it’s important to have the right ingredients. The recipe calls for strong coffee, heavy cream or whipping cream, gelatin, and Kahlua. When selecting cream, be sure to choose heavy cream or whipping cream as light cream won’t yield the desired result. Don’t forget to add Kahlua as it helps to enhance the flavor of the cake. And, to prevent the cream from oozing when the cake is sliced, use gelatin as it stabilizes the cream.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Coffee Mocha Frosteds recipe is an absolute must-try for all coffee and dessert lovers out there. The creamy vanilla ice cream paired with the delectable mocha buttercream frosting is a match made in heaven. This recipe is tailored to perfection, combining the right balance of sweetness, espresso powder, and cocoa powder.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations and substitutions to create your unique spin on this recipe. Whether you’re making cupcakes or cakes, this easy mocha frosting recipe will surely satisfy your cravings.

Follow our tips and tricks for perfect results every time, including storing and reheating suggestions. From deep well center frosting to stirred coffee icing, this mocha frosting recipe is versatile and straightforward to make.

If you’re looking for the best mocha frosting recipe around, look no further than this Coffee Mocha Frosteds recipe—the perfect way to indulge in a rich mocha-flavored treat while sipping on a hot cup of coffee! So put on your barista hat, grab your ingredients list, and give it a try today!

Coffee Mocha Frosteds

Coffee Mocha Frosteds Recipe

The Coffee Fluff Shake turned out to be such a popular idea that I decided to enter more coffee treats. While I am sorely tempted, DH & I are NY resolved to only indulge for VERY SPECIAL occasions, so I hope some of you will be sorely tempted enough to try this & the 3 that accompany it. My source for all 4 is Enjoy! (Time does not include time for 1st mixture to cool)
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 4 tall glasses
Calories 243.7 kcal


  • 1 cup coffee (hot & freshly brewed)
  • 6 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream (softened)
  • 1 cup coffee (cold)


  • Place hot coffee & chocolate syrup in blender container, blend till smooth & cool to room temperature.
  • Pour cooled mixture into a med howl. Add softened ice cream & cold coffee.
  • W/rotary beater, beat till smooth, spoon into tall glasses & serve immediately.
  • NOTE: I entered the prep as written, but assume an immersion blender will be equally efficient for the prep.

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Serving: 212gCalories: 243.7kcalCarbohydrates: 34.9gProtein: 3.9gFat: 10.3gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 155mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 24.5g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Beverages, Dessert, Easy, Low Protein, Sweet
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