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Coconut oil frosting

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This coconut oil frosting is delicious and a great alternative for vegans or people who are lactose intolerant. And it's so yummy I have to say I don't even miss the butter. :D

Coconut oil frosting tastes very much like a buttercream frosting - very sweet and creamy and loaded with powdered sugar! It will taste a little like coconut, too - but it's not overpowering.

It's perfect on my carrot cake, too - you should give it a go!

ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup unrefined (virgin) coconut oil
  • 16 oz powdered sugar
  • 4-6 tablespoons coconut or soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
This is much easier with a hand blender, but you can definitely do it with a whisk - and build some muscles! It's also best if you can measure out the powdered sugar with a scale. If you don't have one, feel free to just use two cups of powdered sugar and a little less soy milk. :)

steps:
  1. "cream" the coconut oil until it breaks up and gets nice and smooth
  2. add in 1/4 of the powdered sugar, the vanilla and 2 tablespoons of soy milk
  3. mix together until nice and smooth
  4. keep adding powdered sugar along with tablespoons of soy milk as needed until everything is combined - you don't want any clumps of powdered sugar or coconut oil.
  5. frost everything in the vicinity
This frosting melts pretty easily, so make sure whatever you put it on is nice and cool. It should be enough to cover one 9x13 sheet cake. :D
asanchez672 months ago

I stirred too. searched everywhere for the glaze. Good straight to the point recipe glaze

TANZMEISTER3 months ago

I made this to top a coconut pie. http://www.instructables.com/id/coconut-pie/ I forgot to take pictures, but it turned out great! Thanks for the structable.

Una6 months ago
Wish I had found this at Christmas. I don't have a hand mixer, so I just stirred with a spoon. Added cocoa to go on chocolate vegan cupcakes ( was having baking fit). The only issue I had was that when I added the cold milk my oil tried to lump up a little. Was remedied when I put on a slightly warm cupcake. Handy recipe. Will be using often, and with pride.
Una6 months ago
Wish I had found this at Christmas. I don't have a hand mixer, so I just stirred with a spoon. Added cocoa to go on chocolate vegan cupcakes ( was having baking fit). The only issue I had was that when I added the cold milk my oil tried to lump up a little. Was remedied when I put on a slightly warm cupcake. Handy recipe. Will be using often, and with pride.
ebilwabbit6 months ago

Try a tablespoon of honey for flavoring and it's amazing! My husband threatened to eat the whole bowl before I could frost a cake. heh

lilsydb1 year ago
Can I use regular milk instead?
jessyratfink (author)  lilsydb1 year ago
Definitely! I just can't have it, so I had to sub. :D
Life saver on a morning when I was asked to make birthday cupcakes. Everything is already in my cupboard. Mil gracias!
Vonhazard1 year ago
gosh i gotta try this! it looks amazing *_* thanks for sharing!
bajablue1 year ago
lol @ "frost everything in the vicinity" ;-D
mbaker221 year ago
This frosting is tasty. It worked very well for making gingerbread houses with graham crackers.
Tiktaky1 year ago
In my experience cocoanut oil melts before butter, is that an issue with this frosting?
onlinebeat1 year ago
very nice.
kenbob1 year ago
Yum.
pjwolos1 year ago
I'm curious as to whether MCT oil would act the same?
PitStoP1 year ago
Umm... I love everything coconut! =) I wonder how it will taste with carrot cake.
chefsea1 year ago
This looks good and like that it's easy.
mmm sounds like a really nice alternative :) not a huge fan of icing (that's what we call frosting) but this one sounds tasty!