Mocha Almond Fudge Frosting
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5 from 2 votes

Mouthwatering Mocha Almond Fudge Frosting

Silky, smooth, and pillowy light, this mocha frosting with a swirl of fudge and a sprinkling of slivered almonds is a showstopper.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate frosting, mocha almond fudge frosting
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 59kcal
Author: Stef


Mocha Frosting Ingredients

  • Use all of the ingredients in Joshua Russell's buttercream recipe found in the materials section of the Craftsy Modern Buttercream course with the exception and addition noted below.
  • Exception: 2 teaspoons vanilla extract instead of 2 tablespoons
  • Addition: 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules

Fudge Swirl Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup room temperature hot fudge sauce

Topping Ingredients

  • Slivered almonds to taste


Mocha Frosting Instructions

  • Follow the instructions in Joshua Russell's buttercream recipe, making the change to the vanilla quantity noted above and mixing in the instant coffee at the very end.

Fudge Swirl and Topping Instructions

  • Using a food-safe brush, paint a stripe of fudge inside a piping bag fitted with an open star tip.
  • Fill the bag with mocha frosting and pipe onto cooled cupcakes. As you pipe, you'll see a swirl of fudge appear throughout the frosting.
  • Top with slivered almonds.


Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 8g