Betty's Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting for Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Feb. 07, 2013

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting. This is a frosting to use on the Romantic Red Velvet Cupcakes, although it may be used on many kinds of cakes and cupcakes.


Cream cheese 8 Ounce , softened
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , softened
Coconut extract 1/2 Teaspoon (or vanilla)
Confectioners sugar 16 Ounce
Sweetened flaked coconut 2 Cup (32 tbs) (or sweetened shredded coconut, if desired)



1. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and using an electric mixer beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.

2. Add butter and beat until smooth.

3. Drop coconut extract and beat to combine.

4. Add confectioner's sugar and beat until smooth.

5. Stir in sweetened flaked coconut.


6. Spread frosting on red velvet cupcake and serve immediately.


This will make about 4 cups of frosting and is enough to frost 2 dozen cupcakes.

You can store leftover frosting in freezer.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 346Calories from Fat 161

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.2%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 94 mg3.92%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 42 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet