Here is the Ultimate Coffee Buttercream Frosting that needs only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to prepare.

The Ultimate Coffee Buttercream Frosting Recipe

The aroma and flavor of coffee or espresso in your favorite desserts are addictive. This is the ultimate coffee buttercream frosting for any coffee drinker. It is light and fluffy with a whipped cream-like consistency that will stimulate your taste buds. And the best part is, it has just 4 main ingredients and needs only 5 minutes to prepare.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buttercream, coffee, dessert, espresso, frosting, mocha
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Veena Azmanov
Cost: $5



  • 228 grams Butter Unsalted
  • 375 grams Powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 60 ml Fresh cream
  • 1 tbsp Coffee or espresso ground
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  • Add coffee and vanilla to the cold cream - mix well and set aside.
  • Make sure the butter is room temperature not cold.
  • Use a whisk or mixer and cream the butter for a minute.
  • Strain the coffee mixture in - mix for a minute.
  • Now add the powdered sugar a little at a time (see video).
  • Once all the powder sugar has been incorporated.
  • Continue to mix on medium-high for 2 to 3 minutes more until you have a light and fluffy buttercream.
  • The cream in the mixture will whip and give you almost stiff peaks.
  • Tip: If you do not whip enough the buttercream will be soft consistency which may not be pipe-able. So whip until you have a stable whipped cream kinda light and fluffy frosting. (See video)




  • Add 2 tbsp cocoa powder to the powdered sugar to make a mocha buttercream frosting
  • OR Add 100 grams (3 oz)¬† melted cooled chocolate to the finished buttercream to make a rich mocha buttercream frosting
  • Substitute the coffee for strong instant espresso powder. Follow the same process to make an Espresso buttercream frosting.¬†


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 26mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0mg