Friday, May 14, 2010

My Creation for Today

Yes, it's my hubby's birthday. He loves mocha cake and I usually just order one from the grocery store bakery, but my friend and neighbor, whose delicious baked goods I have had the pleasure of enjoying, gave me some tips on getting a good strong mocha flavor in the butter cream frosting. I tried it and it worked! The ingredients are
  • one stick butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 C confectioner's sugar
  • 3 T unsweetened baker's cocoa (powdered)
  • 1 T milk
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2 T strong coffee with 1 t instant coffee dissolved in it
Beat all the ingredients until smooth.

I actually made two batches of the frosting. There was a little extra of the 2nd batch so I added 2 T of cocoa to that and used it for the edging and the words. Can't wait to taste it!

Happy birthday, darling!


Vivien Zepf said...

How'd it taste? Looks good!

Cindy said...

It was one of my best efforts! I may have to make another one for Father's Day (except I also have to start laying off the desserts!)