Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting

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I wanted a frosting for a coconut layer cake that stood up to a stronger flavor without overpowering it and without being too sweet. If frosting a layer cake, I recommend spreading melted apricot preserves over the center layer, along with some frosting.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
5 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon coconut flavoring

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut

  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted

Directions

  1. Beat the cream cheese and butter in a mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar, one cup at a time, alternating with heavy cream. Beat in the salt, coconut flavoring, and vanilla extract. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and spreadable. Add additional confectioners' sugar if necessary to thicken the frosting, or more cream to thin. Stir in the coconut. If desired, spoon toasted coconut evenly over frosted cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
11g Fat
28g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 1g
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 37mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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