Please Help! Chocolate Buttercream Tastes Like Coffee!

Baking By golf1129 Updated 19 May 2017 , 11:50pm by MimiFix

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golf1129 Posted 19 May 2017 , 7:40pm
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I made a chocolate buttercream and the recipe calls for espresso powder. No grocery store in town sells it and I'm in a time crunch so I couldn't order it online and wait for it to come; so I used ground espresso. I read countless forums on the substitution and it sounded like I'd be OK doing this. However, my buttercream tastes like coffee. :(  Is there anyway to save it?  If I add extra cocoa powder will it do the trick?? Please help! Thank you in advance!!

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kakeladi Posted 19 May 2017 , 7:46pm
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It's hard to say.  Maybe over time some of the coffee flavor will dissapate?  I certainly would try adding extra cocoa powder.  W/o knowing how strong the coffee flavor is it's hard to say if or how much will help.

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golf1129 Posted 19 May 2017 , 8:37pm
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Thank you. I appreciate it!

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MimiFix Posted 19 May 2017 , 11:50pm
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It's been my experience that mocha buttercream using espresso (powder or ground beans) will intensify as it sits. If the flavor is too strong, can you make another batch w/o espresso and mix the two? 

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