Buttercream frosting = nectar of the gods

March 19, 2010 at 7:18 am 1 comment

Sorry my posting has been so recipe heavy recently. Between long hours at work, and Matt working extra hard, crazy long hours at homework leaving me to take care of all house things … the energy for sewing just hasn’t returned. It will eventually.

The one thing that energy remains for? Chocolate kahlua buttercream frosting. Because it’s made of chocolate … and butter … and sugar. And there’s always energy for that.

I don’t follow the recipe for buttercream that’s on the back of powdered sugar. It’s too heavy on the powdered sugar/milk, too light on the butter. I like the frosting to be thick, and so rich that even a small brownie is totally satisfying.


1 bag of powdered sugar

1.5 sticks of butter (told you :))

6 tablespoons Kahlua

1/4 cup milk

1/3 cup cocoa

Beat with mixers until frosting is smooth, thick and whipped. Add more or less milk to reach your desired consistency.

Spread on cake, brownies, cookies, graham crackers … or fingers. It’s that good.


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  • 1. Kelley Baldwin  |  March 19, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I’m making my mom’s buttermilk brownies (with buttercream frosting) this weekend. Her recipe, however, does NOT include the Kahlua….but it does now! Thanks for the great idea!


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My name is Mallory Murray and I have a love of all things oldfashioned. I'm a modern day feminist who also adores Martha Stewart. Read on for my sewing, crochet, cooking, gardening, quilting and crafting projects. I am the chief officer of marketing and design at Northwest Missouri State University, so expect the occasional random post about marketing/universities/design. I dream of a hobby farm with baby doll sheep, a sheep dog, a small flock of chickens, and other animals to be announced. I'm also a Pitt State grad, football lover, HGTV addict and obsessed with the color aqua.

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