Fluffy Toasted Coconut Vanilla Bean Frosting

This fluffy toasted coconut vanilla bean frosting is the perfect frosting for brownies, cakes or even cupcakes. It turns out super fluffy and it’s packed full of toasted coconut. 

This fluffy toasted coconut vanilla bean frosting is the perfect frosting for brownies, cakes or even cupcakes. It turns out super fluffy and it's packed full of toasted coconut.

I got a phone call from my old boss yesterday and she asked me to tag along for 12 days to help her out with some work stuff. Of course, I said yes because (1) I love money (2) my old boss is really nice and (3) it involves me getting to visit London for a few days. You guys, I love London so much I’m just about BUSTING with excitement.  I went to London last summer with Art and I think we have both decided it’s the type of town we both dig and plan on visiting again. It’s a bummer Art can’t come out and meet me there but we have a trip planned to Mexico 3 days after I get home from London. My sleep cycle is going to be all kinds of off.

I guess it’s a good thing I have a lifetime supply of Benadryl to help me sleep. <— I know Gina is totally rolling her eyes at me right now and calling me crazy for loving my Benadryl induced sleep. I’m not addicted guys – I promise. I just need a little help now and again #dontjudgeme #mydoctorsaiditwasok

This fluffy toasted coconut vanilla bean frosting is the perfect frosting for brownies, cakes or even cupcakes. It turns out super fluffy and it's packed full of toasted coconut.

So the downside of going away for 12 days and then being home for 3 and then going away again for another 7 days is that I have a lot of work to do well in advance. This, of course, causes me to mildly freak out BUT I’m really trying to get my act together and work hard and fast for the next few weeks. So, naturally, that means I had nothing to post today (because before yesterday I thought I had tons of time to just work ahead while I was away in Mexico) so I picked something out of my reserves.

My reserves are where I keep a hodgepodge of recipes that I shoot randomly and then wait to post for days when I’ve been sick, lazy, traveling, watching too much Lifetime movie channel, etc. You get the drift.

Anyway, I made this fluffy toasted coconut vanilla bean frosting exactly one year ago and decided it was time to share this frosting before I decided that I didn’t like the photography any longer. I also wanted to share it because OMGHEEEEE this fluffy toasted coconut vanilla bean frosting is legit!

This fluffy toasted coconut vanilla bean frosting is the perfect frosting for brownies, cakes or even cupcakes. It turns out super fluffy and it's packed full of toasted coconut.

It’s super fluffy and flavored with my favorite vanilla bean paste and TONS of toasted coconut. I threw this frosting on top of brownies BUT it also works well on cake. It also really really really tastes great eating it straight from the bowl. You should know this just in case that is your type of thing.

P.S. If that is your type of things we can totally be friends!

 

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Fluffy Toasted Coconut Vanilla Bean Frosting

This fluffy toasted coconut vanilla bean frosting is the perfect frosting for brownies, cakes or even cupcakes. It turns out super fluffy and it's packed full of toasted coconut.

Yield: about 3 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup toasted coconut

Directions:

Add butter to the bowl of an electric mixer and mix on high speed for 5 minutes - or until the butter is light and fluffy.

Add in powdered sugar, coconut milk, and vanilla bean paste. Mix for another 5 minutes. At this point, the mixture should be very fluffy looking.

Stir in the toasted coconut and use it for topping brownies, cakes or cupcakes.

Note: If you're not sure how to make toasted coconut all you have to do is preheat your oven to 325 degrees, add 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut to a sheet pan and toast in the oven for 5-10 minutes. Toss the coconut a few times while it bakes until it's golden brown. Keep at eye on the coconut in the oven as it can burn quickly.

16 Responses to “Fluffy Toasted Coconut Vanilla Bean Frosting”

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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings — March 10, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Love, love toasted coconut in frosting and this looks so light and airy! Happy Friday to you!

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    Krista — March 10, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Best frosting ever! I cannot wait to try it!

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    Erren — March 10, 2017 at 10:46 am

    My mouth isn’t watering… (that’s a lie I’m drooling!) This frosting is the best! And on brownies? Oh my 😍

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    The Food Hunter — March 10, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Love the idea of this frosting…I’ll be making it soon

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    Kelly P — March 10, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Sooooooooooo fluffy and delish! and… #nojudgementonanyofthethings 🙂

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    Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama — March 10, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    I am such a coconut fiend! Totally have to make this frosting asap. And so jealous of your work trip to London! 🙂

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    Jennifer Farley — March 11, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Perfect flavor combination! This would be awesome on cupcakes.

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    Isabelle @ Crumb — March 11, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I am so jealous that you get to go to London for work… the only place I ever get to go for work these days is our other office locations around the city, which isn’t nearly as glamorous or exciting, especially since some of them are in really boring suburbs. 😛
    But anyway, let’s talk about this frosting… I can’t believe you waited a whole year to share this with us, because hello deliciousness! I bet it would be amazing on a carrot cake.

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    Medha — March 11, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Toasted coconut is one of my favorite things ever- loving this frosting, it’s so fluffy and gorgeous 🙂

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    Cookin Canuck — March 11, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Traveling is the best, but the working ahead part is always a drag! I can never resist anything with coconut and I have a feeling I wouldn’t be able to eat just one of these cupcakes.

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — March 12, 2017 at 1:38 am

    That sounds wonderful – just pass me the bowl with a big spoon!

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    Michelle — March 12, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Frosting out of the bowl…sounds just about perfect to me! I have a bunch of those recipes hanging out on my computer too. But I’m not very efficient in getting them up on the blog! Happy travels!

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    Nicole Hood — March 12, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    I have never tried coconut milk in frosting. But I love toasted coconut so I bet this is amazing!

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    cakespy — March 13, 2017 at 5:51 am

    It freaking snowed yesterday so I need all the cake I can get, I was traumatized (I’m a warm weather lover). This is a good start!

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    Karly — March 13, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Oh. My. Goodness. So fluffy and beautiful and delicious! Seriously, I want to put this on everything. LOVE!

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    Joanne Bruno — March 13, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    So I’m really tempted to not even make brownies or cake to schmear this on, but to just eat it from the mixer bowl. IT’S THAT GOOD.

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