A delicious and easy frosting is a valuable thing to have in your repertoire, and this one meets the criteria. It’s not just sweet and creamy, like a great frosting. It has a delicious addition of cocoa and coffee, and not just any coffee. When you use Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee, you get a frosting with complex flavors that can complement a wide range of delicious baked goods. Here’s the recipe!
Flavors in Low-Acid Coffee Butter Frosting
This frosting doesn’t just have the potential to make your baked goods look amazing. It has a beautiful flavor profile, too. These are the ingredients and flavors in the frosting.
Butter - you can choose whether to use salted or unsalted butter.
Powdered Sugar - the recipe is sweet, but not overly sweet.
Cocoa - there’s just a bit of baking cocoa, or unsweetened cocoa, to give it a richer flavor and darker color. Use dutched, or alkaline, cocoa to keep the recipe lower in acid.
Be sure to brew the coffee as strong as possible to get more of a flavor from it.
Variations of Low-Acid Coffee Butter Frosting
The recipe is great as is, but here are a few ways to alter low-acid coffee butter frosting for you to experiment with.
Mix in coffee grinds for additional coffee flavor
Blend in chocolate sprinkles or mini chocolate chips
Add vanilla for a richer flavor
Double the cocoa for a more chocolatey frosting
Mix in orange or lemon zest
Add a bit of sea salt or kosher salt to give it a less sweet taste
See which versions you love the most!
How to Use Low-Acid Coffee Butter Frosting
This recipe makes enough frosting to frost and fill a 9-inch layer cake or to frost 18 to 24 cupcakes. You can double or halve the recipe as needed. It’s great for white and yellow cakes and cupcakes, lemon cake, banana bread, and thick cookies with a cream cheese or butter-based batter.
You can make this recipe ahead of time and store it in the fridge, or you can store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.