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Coconut Buttercream Frosting

Coconut buttercream frosting recipe made with classic ingredients, with the addition of coconut cream & coconut emulsion! Lovely coconut flavor in a perfectly light & creamy buttercream frosting recipe perfect for just about any baked goods.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Frosting
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coconut Buttercream Frosting recipe
Servings: 16
Calories: 180kcal


  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp coconut extract/ emulsion
  • 2 TBSP cream of coconut
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  • Cream the butter until it is light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla extract, coconut extract & cream of coconut. Whip for 2 minutes.
  • Add the powdered sugar and continue to beat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add 1/4-1/2 cup more powdered sugar or 2 tsp of cream of coconut until you've reached a consistency ideal for whatever baked goods you're frosting. If you’re frosting cupcakes, a slightly thicker frosting is better because they hold their shape. However if you’re frosting a cake, I’d add more cream of coconut, so that you can spread the frosting well.
  • Use frosting as you'd like! It's amazing on sugar cookies, simple cakes, even brownies!


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg