This enhanced version of cream cheese frosting is fantastic on white cake or cupcakes. My man loves it on toast.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, butter, and milk. Stir in coconut and cocoa powder, then gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar until the desired sweetness is reached.

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Tip

If you want to be able to pack them easily for an event or kids' lunches, just drop a spoonful of frosting into the unbaked cupcakes before you throw them in the oven for a filled, no-mess cupcake.

Nutrition Facts

141 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 13.1g 4% DV; fat 9.9g 15% DV; cholesterol 23.2mg 8% DV; sodium 64.1mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2008
This was super good light creamy and fluffy. Try it without the coconut really good too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/29/2008
I've gone over & over this recipe trying to figure out what went wrong. It just wouldn't set up kept adding powdered sugar tried putting in the fridge. Frosting pooled around the bottom none stayed put in the middle - just an ugly mess. Nice flavor but won't try this one again. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
07/29/2008
I've gone over & over this recipe trying to figure out what went wrong. It just wouldn't set up kept adding powdered sugar tried putting in the fridge. Frosting pooled around the bottom none stayed put in the middle - just an ugly mess. Nice flavor but won't try this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2008
This was super good light creamy and fluffy. Try it without the coconut really good too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2008
Great frosting for chocolate and coconut lovers! I used it in place of the traditional German Chocolate Cake frosting and it was delicious. Wouldn't change a thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2013
This recipe was perfect - let me tell you why. First, if following the recipe exactly, it sets perfectly. Make sure your cream cheese, butter and milk are blended well together. You may have to scrape the bowl a few times in order to get every morsel of each the butter and cream cheese blended. After you mix the coco and coconut together (once again scraping the bowl so everything is well mixed), it will seem like it's too thick. This is NORMAL. Do NOT add any more liquid ingredients to thin it out. When you add the sugar, the mix actually thins a bit. You'd think it was the opposite way around, but I assure you it is not. Not only does it thin to perfect spreading consistency, the added sugar gives it a beautiful glossy satin look. This recipe is amazing not only because it sets to well, but because of its flavor. Think of it - 1.5 cups of powdered sugar is unheard of in most quick frosting recipes. This frosting is creamy and sweet, but only lightly and not overpoweringly cloying like many other sugary frostings. Make it - you will love it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2010
I had no problems with it setting up like a few other reviewers reported though I was a little worried it might not until I added the coco powder. It had a nice creamy texture spread beautifully and was more than I needed to ice my 9x13 sheet cake. As for the flavor it was just "ok" for me. It is a nice quick frosting in a pinch but just held no WOW factor. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/16/2008
Had similar issue with frosting not setting. Made the recipe exactly the way it was posted minus the cocoa (wanted a white frosting) and it wouldn't set. I put it on cupcakes for a party and they were very hard to transport. The frosting went everywhere and 'melted' by the time I reached my destination. I tried fixing it even threw them in the freezer. Also the taste of cream cheese was very strong. Not sure if it was because there was no cocoa but it was as though I put melted cream cheese on cupcakes. Not my proudest culinary moment. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2008
I thought the cream cheese and coconut were a good balance to my dark chocolate cake turned out great. thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2010
Used this on a birthday cake was a nice change very light and not too sweet! Everyone loved it! Don't know why some had trouble? I would have just added a little more cocoa powder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2009
I used this frosting on my husband's chocolate birthday cake last night. He loved it (and he's usually hard to please)! I followed a suggestion by the author of the recipe and spread it on the cake before I baked it. The frosting came out warm and gooey on the hot cake. I am very happy with the results! Read More
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