1/2 cups butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons instant coffee, dissolved in a splash of hot water
1. In your mixer, beat the softened butter until creamy, then add the powdered sugar and beat till creamy again.
2. Add in the cocoa powder, vanilla extract & coffee.
3. Beat with the mixer until it's nice and fluffy (about a minute or 2)
4. This makes a perfectly spreadable frosting. The nice thing about it is that you can put it in the fridge to make it a little more firm if you would like.