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Espresso buttercream frosting in a small glass jar, on a white plate.

Espresso Buttercream

  • Author: Ali
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 to 2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This espresso buttercream frosting is made with real espresso for the richest, most authentic espresso flavor.


  • 1 cup butter (224g)
  • 3 cups icing sugar (360g)
  • 1 ½ tbsp espresso, chilled
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract



  • Use a kitchen scale. It is hard to accurately measure the icing sugar without a kitchen scale. Measuring ingredients by weight is always the most accurate way to bake.
  • Storage: Store extra frosting in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Icing
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp
  • Calories: 253
  • Sugar: 29.4g
  • Sodium: 123mg
  • Fat: 15.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.6g
  • Trans Fat: 0.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg

Keywords: espresso, coffee, frosting