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Buttercream Frosting with Coconut Flakes


This is the perfect frosting for coconut cake, and it adds a nice crispy touch with shredded coconut flakes.


  • 12 oz cream cheese , let it soften to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter – microwave for about 1530 seconds to soften butter
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 11 1/2 cups shredded coconut (this can be up to you based on how much flavor + texture you want to add)


  1. Use an electric mixture, with the paddle attachment, to whip butter with cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Slowly mix in the coconut extract. Continue whipping on medium speed adding in the powdered sugar until smooth and fluffy.
  2. If the texture seems a bit runny, you can chill as needed to help it thicken up. DO note however, that the coconut will help it stay in place.