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Coconut Cake Frosting

This delicious coconut cake frosting recipe is courtesy of Robert Carter from the Peninsula Grill, in Charleston, South Carolina.

  • Yield: Makes enough for 1 cake
Coconut Cake Frosting

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, July Summer 2007


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 5 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped


  1. Place butter and cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat until creamy.

  2. With mixer on low speed, slowly add vanilla extract, seeds from vanilla bean, and confectioners' sugar. Continue beating until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes.


Reviews (4)

  • Georgiana Perry 9 Jun, 2012

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  • Hamppon 4 Aug, 2008

    Simple syrup is what that was.

  • karenrowland 4 Aug, 2008

    It was Simple Syrup to keep the layers moist. MAde by heating equal amounts of sugar and water just until sugar dissolves.

  • lynnie0152 4 Aug, 2008

    This is not as was shown on the show. What is the liquid that was poured onto each layer before spreading with the frosting??

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