Coconut Orange Blossom Buttercream

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Buttercream frosting made with real food ingredients. This buttercream frosting has beautiful subtle flavors.

Coconut Buttercream Frosting with Orange Blossoms and Ginger

This frosting celebrates the delicate flavors you often see in Middle Eastern desserts like rose and saffron rice puddings that are so slightly week and perfumed with exotic spices. 

I developed this recipe to go with my Grain Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes, but it wold be lovely on orange or vanilla cupcakes as well. 

Real Food Frosting | No processed Ingredients

So this recipe is a far cry from the store bought cake frostings that use food coloring and vegetable shortening to get their beautifully piped results. This frosting using only real food ingredients. 

Powdered Coconut Milk

Most buttercream frosting uses powdered sugar which is very fine sugar with corn starch. This gives the frosting body and helps it stiffen and keep it’s shape. In this recipe we use powdered coconut milk to accomplish the same purpose but it has the added benefit of imparting a light coconut flavor to the frosting. 

The other flavors

In addition to butter and coconut, the frosting is sweetened entirely by using honey. Again this is a nod to the desserts of the middle east which celebrate the flavors of honey in their pastries. Additionally I add ginger, turmeric, and orange blossom water. The result is something slightly sweet, surprisingly light, and delicately flavored. 

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