Coconut Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Coconut Buttercream Frosting Just in Time for Spring | The Bearfoot Baker

Is there anything better than coconut buttercream frosting? I am a sucker for coconut especially when it is in cake and frosting form. There’s just something about a coconut cake covered with coconut buttercream in the spring. It is fresh and a symbol of blooming flowers and baby birds in a cute little nest chirping for their mommy to feed them. Don’t you get all of that from a slice of coconut cake?

Coconut Buttercream Frosting Recipe | The Bearfoot Baker

Okay maybe I am weird and expect too much from a simple coconut cake covered in delicious coconut buttercream frosting and giant coconut chips, but that’s just me. Please love me in spite of my weirdness. Okay?

Coconut Buttercream Frosting Recipe:
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Today we are talking about the coconut buttercream frosting, but soon I will share my coconut cake recipe and how to make these cute little chocolate eggs. I wanted to fill the eggs with some yummy peanut butter but to be honest, I had to learn how to make them first. If you make them thin on the side it will make your egg assembly frustrating. They say don’t cry over spilled milk but what about cracked chocolate eggs? Do you cry when you break three in a row? Nope. Just remelt the chocolate and start over. Let’s just say I have more than enough practice melting chocolate now. 😉

If you want to order the egg molds here are the links where you can find them.
Extra Large Hollow Egg Chocolate Mold
Medium Easter Egg Chocolate Mold-This is the size of the eggs on top of the coconut cake.
Small Easter Egg Chocolate Mold


Simple Coconut Buttercream Frosting | The Bearfoot Baker

  • To make the coconut buttercream frosting mix the butter and confection’s sugar together until well blended.
  • Add the milk, vanilla, and coconut extract and mix well.
  • Try not to eat all of the frosting before you place it on the cake. I know it is hard but you can do it!

Coconut Cake with Coconut Buttercream Frosting | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Frost the cake and cover it with the coconut chips except for the top of the cake where you plan on placing the nest. Add a little brown food gel color to some of your buttercream frosting for the nest.
  • Use a tip #89 to pipe the nest and let it crust over for about 20-30 minutes before you add the eggs. I am going to make a video for you when I share the egg tutorial. You won’t believe how simple it is to make.

If you want to cover your cake with the coconut chips you can find them in the organic section of your grocery store. Don’t you just love how they look on a cake? Gorgeous!

Coconut Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Coconut Buttercream Frosting | The Bearfoot Baker

I hope you give this recipe a try and love it as much as I do. It’s a perfect dessert to take to an Easter Celebration.

Watch for the coconut cake recipe and the chocolate egg and nest tutorial that’s coming soon. I hope the eggs don’t crack us up!

Coconut Buttercream Frosting Recipe | The Bearfoot Baker

Coconut Buttercream Frosting

Coconut cake with delicious coconut buttercream frosting & large coconut flakes is the perfect dessert for spring. Add a chocolate eggs nest for fun.
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  • 2 sticks 8 ounces of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp. coconut extract
  • 4 cups of confection’s sugar
  • 4 tsp coconut milk


  • Mix the butter and confection’s sugar together.
  • Add the milk, vanilla, and coconut extract and mix.

More Frosting Recipes:
American  Buttercream Frosting
Crusting Buttercream Frosting
Swiss Meringue Frosting

Italian Meringue Frosting

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