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Coffee Mocha Fudge Frosting Dairy-Free

Mocha fudge frosting. Eat-it-off-a-spoon worthy.

And dairy-free delicious for vegan and food allergy families.

Goes great with our chocolate cake, see the recipe below.

coffee mocha fudge frosting for chocolate cake, dairy-free

Oh friend, where should I start. 

It was a cold blustery day in February. 

My birthday, actually. 

And the fam wanted to know what I wanted for birthday cake. 

I don’t even love cake. 

Seriously, I told them coffee and chocolate would suffice. 

No need to slave in the kitchen for my birthday. 

But THEN! I remembered from years and years ago…

a friend making the most amazing red velvet cake topped with coffee mocha frosting. 

Love you, Jennifer!

And I remembered right where the recipe card was tucked away these past 20 years. 

Pulling it out, I exclaimed to hubby that indeed I now did want birthday cake this year. 

Dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, vegan chocolate cake…our usual. 

But with a special twist!

Friend Jennifer’s coffee mocha frosting, please. 

I couldn’t wait to taste it again after two long decades!

I suppose we haven’t made it all these years because of kids not needing coffee. 

But hey, teenagers!

Coffee is fair game now, right?!

If I had realized what I was missing all this time, though…

I think decaf definitely would have been fine, lol. 

Get this…my teen boys actually say this is our best frosting recipe now. 

Woohoo! Guess we’ll be having it again soon. 

And y’all, not lying. Hubby made extra, and I ate it all myself…off the spoon. 

No shame. Birthday girl dibs. 

I told you I wanted coffee and chocolate for my birthday!

I just didn’t realize I’d be eating both off a spoon in the way of creamy, addictive frosting.  

Ready for a simple, easy recipe?!

mocha frosting on dairy free egg free chocolate cake


This goes great with our dairy-free and egg-free chocolate cake!

4 cups powdered sugar
1 stick of chilled dairy-free butter
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
4-6 tablespoons of cold coffee

Mix the first 4 ingredients together with an electric mixer until smooth.

Add the strong cold coffee 1 tablespoon at a time, 4-6 tablespoons, until you reach desired consistency.

Beat the frosting for a couple more minutes for a nice, whipped texture.

Spread on your chocolate cake. 

Hope you enjoy this coffee mocha frosting as much as I do!

It’s truly birthday cake worthy. 


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mocha fudge frosting on chocolate cake



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