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Monday, August 10, 2009

ALMOND MOCHA BUTTERCREAM PANCAKE - CAKE

MOCHA BUTTERCREAM
4 ounces (1 baking bar) Ghirardelli Unsweetened Chocolate, broken into 1-inch pieces
2 teaspoons granulated instant coffee
2 tablespoons boiling water
2/3 cup butter
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Melt the chocolate pieces in a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is smooth. Dissolve the instant coffee granules in the boiling water. Stir the coffee mixture into the chocolate, remove from the heat, and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until fluffy. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla extract, mixing until smooth. Add the melted chocolate and mix until well combined. Frost the cake.