Coconut Buttercream Frosting

linda hennessey


Love this traditional buttercream frosting on white cake.


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1 stick
unsalted butter (softened)
16 oz
powdered sugar (about 3-1/2 cups)
1/4 c
milk or heavy cream
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
coconut, shredded

How to Make Coconut Buttercream Frosting


  • 1Place softened butter in bowl and cream butter at low speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • 2Beat in powdered sugar until incorporated. Add milk, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Beat until well mixed.
  • 3(For a firmer frosting, add more sugar, a 1/4 cup at a time. For a softer frosting, add more milk, a tablespoon at a time.)
  • 4Cover cooled cake with frosting and sprinkle immediately with coconut (so it sticks).
  • 5SECOND RECIPE: For a really buttery frosting: 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter, 4 cups powdered sugar, 2 T. milk/cream, 1 T. vanilla, 1/4 t. table salt. (add more milk if frosting needs to be thinned)

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About Coconut Buttercream Frosting

Course/Dish: Ice Cream & Ices
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #frosting, #Buttercream

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