Coffee ain’t just for drinking friends. Nope, it’s also for doing all kinds of other stuff with, like turning it into a beautiful blissed out buttercream. If you like COFFEE as much as I do you’re going to love this hopped up espresso buttercream.
It’s going to give your dessert a little kick in the caffeinated pants. I mean that’s if you can manage to not eat all of it before it’s time to slather it onto a cake, or cupcakes, or between two cookies. Whatever you’ve got handy, a spoon. We won’t judge.
This is an amazing buttercream that I have to tell you my sistah from another mistah shared with me. Please don’t even ask me for a calorie count because I don’t want to know. I’m claiming denial with a capital D on this one. I really don’t ever want to know. It would forever ruin this deliciousness for me.
I mean come on the name has butter and cream in it, it’s not going to win any healthy food of the month awards. I’m okay with that. It’s also why I don’t make it all that often. Everything in moderation yeah?
It’s creamy, buttery (duh) and most definitely caffeinated. You can taste the LAVAZZA espresso from the get go. It’s kind of the point.
Besides COFFEE one of my favorite ways to stay social is INSTAGRAM. You are following me aren’t you? Yes, thank you so much so so very sweet of you xo. WHAT you’re NOT? Okay I’ll wait, go ahead, hope on over. Now that we’ve got that settled, whew, let’s chat about a fun Insta-Contest …
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What You Will Need:
- 4 sticks unsalted butter - room temperature
- 5.1 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 pound powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 teaspoons Lavazza ground espresso
What To Do:
- Place butter and pudding mix into stand mixer bowl. Beat until light in color and creamy.
- Add powdered sugar. Beat until well combined.
- Add whipping cream, vanilla and espresso. Beat until well combined.
Cookin Canuck says
Holy cow! I’d be tempted to lick this right off the spoon…it wouldn’t even make it to the cupcakes or cake.
Lauren Kelly Nutrition says
Buttercream is my all time favorite! I would not be trusted if I had this in my house!
That’s some amazing buttercream! It would be perfect on a dark chocolate cupcake!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
I love putting coffee in my baked goods! It’s how I like it best 🙂
claire @the realistic nutritionist says
This looks SO creamy. Yum!!
The Food Hunter says
I am picturing this on a chocolate cake. sounds amazing.
Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine says
Holy Schmoly Paula, this sounds amazing!!
Martha @ A Family Feast says
Such a simple way to make a delicious buttercream even better!
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
This buttercream could be amazing between to chocolate espresso cookies! yum!
Heather // girlichef says
Yum, I’m totally down with anything coffee! I want to spread this on some coffee-infused sweet buns…mmm…
Lora @cakeduchess says
Love Lavazza and che voglia che ho adesso11 love this buttercream and now I just need a big slice a cake with it!1
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Haha. Love this. Anything with 4 sticks of butter sounds like a good thing to me. 🙂 And with espresso?! Even better.
Rose | The Clean Dish says
Seriously, you have the very best coffee recipes! This butter cream looks heavenly. I would lick out the bowl – yum!!!
Lauren @ Healthy Delicious says
Oh girl, you now how I feel about coffee! Is it wrong that I just want to eat this deliciousness with a spoon? Because I do.
easy recipes says
This sounds perfect, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the recipe!
kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox says
I always have leftover coffee…..I guess I’ll be making this tomorrow then. 🙂 I’d totally just eat it with a spoon.
Yum! I definitely love coffee, so I’m sure I would love this as well. Thanks for sharing!
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
Oh man. I just want to eat this buttercream right off the whisk. No cake required.
Carol at Wild Goose Mama says
I could eat this right out of the bowl waaaaaay too easily. This would be so yummy on all kinds of goodies.
Kristen @ Dinner for Two Blog says
This looks so delicious! I would eat this all before putting it on a cake!
Beauty Follower says
It looks so delicious!