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Vegan Mocha Cream Cheese Frosting

What you need: 

1 cup or 1 stick vegan margarine
1 8 ounce package vegan cream cheese
3 cups or more powdered sugar
3/4 to 1 cup good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons or more coffee liquor - to taste
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

What you do: 

In a small saucepan, melt the margarine over low heat until just melted. Remove it from the heat immediately. In a medium mixing bowl sift together powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Pour margarine in another medium mixing bowl. Allow to cool a bit. Add cream cheese to margarine and mix with electric mixer at medium speed until combined. Gradually add the sugar/cocoa mixture. Add coffee liquor and vanilla and beat slowly. This will thin the frosting. Adjust to taste. If the frosting is too thin add more sugar and cocoa. (It will thicken a bit as it chills though.) Chill frosting for at least a couple of hours. Frost thoroughly cooled cake.
Note: This frosting is excellent on a chocolate cake, but can be used on any flavor of cake with which you think it will go. And to punch up the flavor of that chocolate cake, try substituting 1/2 of the liquid in the recipe with very strong coffee. This will give the chocolate a richer flavor.

Preparation Time: 
Best chilled for a few hours
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anything with coffee liqueur is okay with me. This recipe looks like it rules. I'm definitely going to make it!


This looks sooo yummy. I can't wait to make it. :)


Oops.  Sorry about the margerine measurement.  That was a typo.  It should be 1/2 cup.

And I forgot that the chocolate powder should be combined with the melted margerine first in a bowl and well blended with an electric mixer before going on to the next steps.  Sorry again.

But forgiving these boo boos in my recipe writing.  I have to say that this is a great frosting.  And the liquer makes it wonderful!


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