Cream Cheese Icing with Coconut

    15 minutes

    An amazing cream cheese icing - definitely for coconut lovers and perfect to jazz up a plain cake. For more coconut goodness, prinkle toasted coconut on top once you've iced it.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 125g cream cheese, room temperature
    • 60g butter
    • 2 cups icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cream
    • a good pinch of salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon coconut essence
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/4 cup desiccated or shredded coconut

    Preparation:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Beat the cream cheese and butter in a mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually add the icing sugar, one cup at a time, alternating with the cream.
    2. Beat in the salt, coconut and vanilla essences. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and spreadable. (Add more icing sugar if necessary to thicken, or more cream to thin.)
    3. Stir in the coconut - then spread the icing on a cooled cake.

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    AMAZING RECIPE! Since I didn't have any coconut flavoring, I used some extra shredded coconut. Absolutely delicious! I use this on many cakes - carrot, white, yellow, coconut cake, coconut pound cake - everybody loves it! If you are looking for an all around good frosting that can be used on many cakes, this is the one! It is FABULOUS! You must try it.  -  26 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Forget the store-bought frostings! This is so easy to make and soooo yummy! I didn't have any coconut extract, but I did use coconut cream instead of heavy cream. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you for sharing!  -  07 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I was charged with making a birthday cake for my sister-in-law this year for her 23rd. I've always been desperate to win over my in-laws, and this DID IT! The frosting was phenomenal! My husband's many siblings loved it, so much so that when I turned around to let the dog out they dove into the bowl and ate all of the extra in 3 minutes. If you ever need to impress, this is the frosting to try.  -  13 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)