Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting

Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting coats each layer and sides and top of luscious Red Velvet Cake.


Makes about 8 cups
Total time: 15 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 15 Minutes


2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
8 cups powdered sugar
4 cups sweetened shredded coconut


Beat cream cheese, and butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until smooth. Add coconut extract, beating until blended. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Stir in coconut.