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Aimee Fortney's Coconut Buttercream

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Many people enjoy Coconut Cake for Easter, so I've made it a bit simpler by enjoying Coconut Cupcakes for Easter! Here is my easy Coconut Buttercream frosting recipe for either cakes or cupcakes!


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut extract
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream

Beat the butter to cream it and make it soft and perfectly whipped/creamed. Sift the powdered sugar then slowly, slowly add into the butter mixture. Beat together until it is a crumbly mixture. Add the coconut extract, vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream, then increase the speed. If your icing is too stiff, add a bit more heavy cream. If you find it too runny, add a couple of tablespoons of powdered sugar. Top with shredded coconut. For Aimee's Southern coconut cake recipe, click here.

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