Delicious Coconut Frosting Recipe

I LOVE coconut, so I am always looking for ways to incorporate a little coconut flavor into everything.  I was whipping up some chocolate cupcakes for a get together the other day and I thought I’d try to create a yummy coconut frosting recipe.  Just two simple modifications will switch up your regular buttercream frosting recipe to a coconut buttercream recipe.  When you pair it with a dark chocolate cupcake it tastes like eating a mounds bar.  Yum!

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Here’s what you will need for this yummy coconut frosting :

4 Cups of Powdered Sugar

1 Cup of Unsalted Butter (softened)

3 tsp of coconut extract

4 TBS of coconut milk

Whip the softened butter with your mixer until light, creamy and fluffy.  Slowly add in sifted powered sugar.  Add coconut extract and coconut milk.  Whip for a few minutes until smooth and creamy.  Pipe onto your cupcakes with a large decorators tip.

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Here is a printable recipe for you too…

Coconut Buttercream Frosting

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 4 Cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Softened Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Tsp Coconut Extract
  • 4 TBS Coconut Milk


  1. Cream softened butter until smooth and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Beat in coconut extract. Add coconut milk and beat for an additional 3-4 minutes.

After your cupcakes have cooled completely, fill your piping bags and use a large decorating tip to ice.  Be sure to check out our how to frost a cupcake post for my favorite tip on how to fill your piping bag!  I love to use these baking cups when I bake cupcakes, just be sure to only fill them about 1/2 full or they will overflow.  If you are using the paper baking cups you don’t need to use a cupcake pan, you can just set them on a cookie sheet and bake.

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Top your cupcakes with fun sprinkles, a cute edible design, or a fun DIY cake topper. You can find some of our DIY cake toppers here.

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Happy Baking!



Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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