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Coffee Frosting with Starbucks Via

Starbucks posted this on Facebook and I had to share!! My two favorite things…. Starbucks and cupcakes, together in perfect harmony!

To see the article, go here.


2 packets starbucks via columbia {i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again, if you’re supposed to cook with wine you’d drink, shouldn’t that be the same for coffee? }
3/4 cup coffee flavored liqueur
4 large egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature


In a small bowl, combine the starbucks via with the coffee liqueur and stir until disolved, set aside. in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, whisk together the egg whites and sugar until the sugar is dissolved, and the mixture is warm to the touch, about 2-3 minutes.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk, beat the egg white/sugar mixture on high speed until sift peaks have formed, about 6 minutes.

Switch to the paddle attachment and with the mixture on medium to low speed, add the butter a few tablespoons at a time. beating well after each addition. continue beating until smooth and fluffy. {the frosting might appear to separate but keep beating until smooth.} with the mixer on low speed, add the coffee and liqueur mixture until smooth. {again the frosting might appear to separate, especially at this addition, but keep beating until smooth.} beat on the lowest speed to remove any air bubbles, about 2 minutes.

Uploaded on September 28, 2009 by
Jamie at Starbucks from jamie of all trades


Friday 16th of October 2009

Mmmmmm... those look soooo good!!


Friday 16th of October 2009

Whoa. Oh my. These look dangerous. I might just be daydreaming about them the entire day. Yikes. Awesome blog btw. Very cute. Thanks for making me want to go to the kitchen and get crackin' today.

Gabe's Mom, Isom's Wife, Or Larisa

Thursday 15th of October 2009

I just became a follower today. I was writing on my blog about the Starbucks Cupcake too...I think we have a few things in common. I love your blog and cupcake adventures!