This coffee chocolate frosting is so rich that you really don't need to have much on the cake for it to be perfect.
It's a butter cream icing made with fresh coffee and whipped cream with chocolate chips. Originally we made it to go on our cappuccino cake. The flavour is perfect.
As always, it's worthwhile buying good quality chocolate chips. Poor quality chocolate is quite greasy and doesn't have such a good flavour.
Because of the richness of the frosting, we only use a thin layer on our cakes. It really is perfect for the cappuccino cake, but also tastes good on chocolate cupcakes and vanilla cupcakes.
2 1/2 tbsp white choc chips
1/2 tbsp dark choc chips
1/2 tbsp fresh ground coffee or 1/2 tsp instant coffee
1 1/2 tbsp whipping cream
40g unsalted butter
2 tbsp icing sugar
Cocoa powder to dust
Cut into 2 inch squares and arrange on a serving plate.
If not serving straight away, keep the cappuccino cake in a cool place or in the fridge.