Item# WLRECIP-8846

Refreshing Coconut Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Item No. WLRECIP-8846
Amount
4 1/2 cups
Prep Time
20 min
Skill Level
Beginner
Total Time
20 min

This coconut frosting is easy to whip up whenever you want to add an extra boost of flavor. Made using coconut milk and extract, this coconut flavored frosting pairs well with everything from chocolate to vanilla cake. Its light and fluffy consistency make it perfect for frosting between cake layers or topping off Easter cupcakes and tropical desserts.

Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar (about 1 3/4 pound confectioners’ sugar)
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)

Topping

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  • Shredded coconut (optional)

Tools

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  • Electric hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment
  • Spatula

Instructions

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  • Notes:

    • Finish off your treats with toasted coconut flakes
    • To store: Frosting should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks and can be frozen for up to 6 weeks. Bring back to room temperature and re-whip before using.

    How To

    Icing Consistency
    Buttercream Frosting Consistency

    Whether you are frosting a cake or piping decorations, the consistency of the frosting is key to getting the right results. Too soft and your decorations will droop. Too stiff and your frosting will be difficult to spread.

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