We’re switching it up a little bit this Wednesday, instead of a coffee recipe per say, we’re showing you to make coffee buttercream. This is perfect for all types of cakes or other deserts and could even be incorporated into a cake for your favourite coffee lover.
For this recipe you can really use any type of coffee, but like with your drinks; the better the coffee the better the taste. I personally prefer a stronger coffee for this as the other ingredients can mask the taste a bit and a weak coffee butter cream just doesn’t seem worth it.
Other simple tips to remember are to leave the butter out of the fridge for a couple hours before making this, otherwise you will struggle to make it smooth. Also let your coffee completely cool before adding otherwise it will completely melt the butter (which you do not want).
What you need
– 250g of butter (softened)
– 500g of icing sugar
Step 1 – Prepare the coffee and butter
I’m adding this to the steps in case people skipped right to the instructions. Make your coffee as you would normally minus the sugar and milk etc and make sure your butter is soft, but not melted. Also, make sure your coffee is cooled before using it in the next steps.
Step 2 – Make the butter cream
Beat the softened butter at a gradual speed, gradually adding the icing sugar. Have a little bit of a taster to check it is just how you like it.
Step 3 – Adding the flavour
Add a few drops of vanilla extract and then add coffee one teaspoon at a time, mixing well after every time, making sure it is just the right consistency and just how you want it to taste.
Step 4 – Decorate your cakes
We want to see any of your creations that you make with this coffee buttercream recipe. Or just eat it alone (we wouldn’t judge you).
This is suitable for vegetarians, gluten free and nut free and can easily be made vegan friendly by using almond butter.