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Mocha Frosting

Our Test Kitchen home economists dress up purchased angel food cake with an easy-to-make coffee-flavored frosting.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    10-12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces)
  • Chocolate sprinkles, optional


  • For frosting, in a small bowl, dissolve coffee granules in water; set aside. In a bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in cocoa. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and coffee granules until smooth.
  • Cut cake into three horizontal layers. Place bottom layer on a serving plate; spread with frosting. Repeat with middle cake layer. Top with remaining cake layer; frost top and sides of cake. Garnish with chocolate sprinkles if desired.

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