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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fluffy Mocha Mousse Frosting

      This frosting is a fun and delicious twist on one of my all-time favorite frostings, Vicki's Whipped Cream Frosting.  I just love how light and fluffy it turns out.  I replaced some of the flour with cocoa powder and added just a bit of instant coffee granules to deepen the flavor.  I also went ahead and threw the sugar in with the milk when I cooked it.  It works great either way, but this way ensure that there won't be any grainy texture left in the frosting.

    The key to getting this frosting right is cooking the flour/sugar/cocoa mixture thick enough.  It should be like a really thick pudding or paste when you take it off the heat.

     You should have to scoop (or at least coax) it into the mixer bowl when it is cooled, it should not be able to be poured.  The other key is to make sure it is completely cooled to room temperature before you add it to the butter.

     You don't want to melt the butter at all.  Other than that, just let it whip nice and long.  That is where you get that great fluffy texture.  Don't get yourself in a hurry and take it off too soon.  If you have never made a cooked frosting, you don't know what you are missing!

     The only word of warning is that this frosting doesn't fare well in hot temperatures.  It is a very soft butter frosting and you are going to want to keep it cool or at room temperature.

     If you are having a summer BBQ, you'll want to keep them in the house until you are ready to serve them.

   I brought these too a gathering at my uncle's river camp.  They were well received, especially by my Uncle Steve.  He said he wouldn't mind drowning in the stuff!

Mocha Mousse Frosting
enough to frost a standard cake or 24 cupcakes


3 T flour
3 T cocoa
1 tsp instant coffee
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together flour, cocoa, instant coffee and sugar. Add the cold milk, a little at a time.  Whisk after each addition to avoid lumps.
  2. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture becomes a thick paste.  
  3. Cool and then chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. 
  4. Once the cocoa paste you made is chilled, cream the butter in your mixer until smooth.
  5. Scoop the cocoa paste mixture into butter and add vanilla.  Whip on high speed for 7-10 minutes or until light and airy.
  6. Frost your cake or cupcakes. Store in the refrigerator. 


  1. Replies
    1. Me too! I really like the peppermint version during the winter too!

  2. My new favorite Starbucks drink is a peach and passion tea iced! Soooo refreshing.

    1. I haven't tried that one yet, but it sounds good!

  3. Please share the comment that your Uncle Steve made about this frosting. Everyone raved about you frosting.

    1. I paraphrased. I couldn't remember the exact quote! ;-)

    2. Oops. I didn't see that when I first read the post. He was so serious when he said that too. Funny.

  4. I love their Iced Caramel Macciatos.

  5. My favorite drink is the vanilla latte

    1. I tend to go back to the vanilla latte a lot too. Yum!

  6. I love their mocha frapp, yum, thanks !

  7. Ohhh, you know I love flour frosting! I can't wait to try this recipe, it looks delicious!!

    Have a great weekend Carlee! :-)

    1. Me too! And I've been having fun playing with it lately. Just imagine the possibilities!

  8. I love white chocolate mocha
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  9. I'll take a bowl of this frosting, and a spoon please! YUM!

  10. I like the mocha frappe and anything pumpkin or peppermint during the holiday season!


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