I whipped up this delicious dessert as part of a sponsored post for #CollectiveBias and its client. Check out my complete #CoffeeJourneys here.
Want to know how I made the delicious coffee infused buttercream that I showed you in this post? Read on for the recipe!
I adore this frosting. I am a huge fan of premium Millstone® coffee because it is made with high quality beans and has a super rich flavor so that is what I’m using here. Before you make the buttercream whip up a batch of chocolate cupcakes. You can make your own from scratch or use a box, either way will be delicious. You already know how little time I have so I went the quick way and used a box mix. Once your cupcakes are made you can start on the buttercream. Here is the recipe:
French Vanilla Coffee Buttercream
You will need:
- stick of unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup brewed Millstone® French Vanilla coffee (cooled down)
- icing bag with piping tip
- stand mixer
First mix your butter, shortening and half of your powdered sugar together in your mixer until smooth. Add in the rest of the powdered sugar a little at a time until everything is light and fluffy, then pour in your coffee and mix until thoroughly blended. You *may* need to add more powdered sugar to firm up the consistency, but it should be fine. Ta-da, you have delicious French Vanilla coffee buttercream! Now scoop it all up into an icing bag and pipe it onto your cupcakes.
Frost them however you like, and make sure to store your cupcakes in a cool place so your buttercream doesn’t melt. Don’t like French Vanilla? They also offer Hazelnut Cream, FogLifter, Breakfast Blend and more! Also, check out their recipes page for more coffee flavored concoctions!
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