COCONUT BUTTER CREAM FROSTING

Yield 2 ¾ cups

Ingredient

5 oz BUTTER, SOFTENED
1 lb 4 oz SUGAR, POWDERED, SIFTED (5 cups unsifted)
Pinch SALT
1Tbsp MILK, NONFAT, DRY
1 ½ tsp EXTRACT, VANILLA
3 Tbsp WATER
2 ¼ oz (3/4 cup) COCONUT, PREPARED, SWEETENED FLAKES
1 ¼ oz (6 Tbsp) COCONUT, PREPARED, SWEETENED FLAKES

Method

  1. Cream butter or margarine in mixer bowl at medium speed 1 to 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  2. Sift together powdered sugar, salt, and milk; add to creamed butter or margarine.
  3. Add vanilla while mixing at low speed; add just enough water to obtain a spreading consistency.  Scrape down bowl.  Beat at medium speed 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture is light and well blended.  Fold in coconut.
  4. Spread immediately on cooled cakes.  Sprinkle additional coconut evenly over each frosted cake.