Cinnamon Coffee Frosting

Cinnamon Coffee Frosting

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"My Mom has made this cake frosting for as long as I can remember; she has no idea where she got it but it is very unique and absolutely delicious on a chocolate cake. I now make it for my family and they love it, too."

Ingredients 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 146 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 146 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.8g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 67 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, mash instant coffee with the back of a spoon until powdery. Stir in cinnamon and salt. In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth, then stir in spice mixture and vanilla. Alternately beat in confectioners' sugar and milk until desired consistency is achieved.
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  1. 159 Ratings


This is wonderful! As a previous reviewer wrote, it is excellent on the Black Magic cake (I made 2 today, one for us, one to give away). I make 1-1/2 times the frosting recipe to fill and frost the Black Magic Cake. Also, I add a teaspoon or 2 of boiling water to the dry coffee and cinnamon mixture to make them dissolve before adding them to the butter. This makes the appearance less gritty and more smooth.


This recipe is fabulous. Gave it only 4* because I tweaked it way too much. Like other reviewers suggested, I mixed the sugar and milk in slowly, checking for consistency. When I checked the taste and consistancy after 2 cups of sugar and about 1 tbsp of milk it was perfect. The frosting wasn't too sweet, which is the way we like it. I suspect 3 cups of sugar would make the frosting very sweet, which you may need when baking for kids. But here we are not too fond of extra sweetness, so I stopped with 2 cups. I also added about a cup of chopped nuts, which made the frosting extra special. I didn't add any vanila, but added another tsp of instant coffee. The coffee taste was perfect and not at all overpowering which I was apprehensive about. I used this frosting with a coffee cake, and the end result was fabulous. Will def be making this again, probably with a chocolate cake the next time. Btw, this recipe is not enough if you want to fill as well as frost a cake. I just frosted and it was just sufficient.


WOW! This is fantastic! I admit I didn't follow the recipe to a T. I didn't have instant coffee so I brewed strong coffee & used that instead of milk. I also added an extra .5 tsp of cinnamon. It was amazing! Goes so well with chocolate cake. Update: I gave this a great review before anyone else had tasted it. Although I loved it, I should note that everyone else I served it to disliked it! They thought it was too sweet and/or didn't like the flavor. Some thought it was just ok. Just thought I should add that.