The letters D A D cut out of cake and with blue and green piped buttercream.

Coffee Chocolate Buttercream

You can turn a regular 2-layer cake into something AMAZING for dad! This Chocolate DAD Cake is so easy the kids can make it!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate DAD Cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 1/2 c 1 stick, 113g butter, room temperature
  • 2 c 260g confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 3/4 c 75g cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp. McCormick┬« Coffee Extract
  • 1/2 c 120g heavy whipping cream


  1. Add butter, confectioners sugar, cocoa powder, and coffee extract to a bowl.
  2. Using a hand-mixer, combine on slow for about 1 minute. Add the heavy cream in 2 or 3 installments, mixing well after each addition. (The recipe calls for 1/2 cup but you can use up to 1 cup of heavy cream depending on the consistency you prefer)

  3. Once all ingredients are incorporated, mix on high for 1-2 minutes until frosting is creamy and smooth.