simple recipe + 9 different ideas!

coconut topping for cake

One coconut topping for cake, when done well, it is capable of completely transforming any recipe, however simple it may be.

The taste of coconut in cake recipes is universal and matches almost all ingredients, but it is possible to improve even more.

So, I decided to select a super quick recipe to make and beyond economical + incredible tips. Let’s check it out?

Coconut topping recipe with 4 ingredients

coconut topping for cake


  • 1 + ½ packet of grated coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cans of condensed milk
  • 1 can of cream

Preparation mode

  1. In a saucepan, place the butter, the shredded coconut flakes and the condensed milk.
  2. The idea is to mix the two before turning on the fire, so incorporate well.
  3. Turn on medium low heat and stir until it thickens.
  4. The ideal point is when it comes off the bottom of the pan.
  5. At that moment, turn off the heat and let it sit for a minute.
  6. Then add sour cream and stir.
  7. You know you are ready when you can no longer see the cream, that is, it is fully incorporated.
  8. Finally, transfer to a serving dish, preferably glass, cover with plastic wrap and allow to cool naturally.

EXTRA TIP: the final consistency will depend on how long you let it cool. If you want softer coverage, leave less time. On the other hand, if you prefer more consistency – almost at the point of harvesting, just leave more time. Taking it to the refrigerator can speed up this process. 😉

EXTRA TIP to make the recipe yield much more

I don’t know about you, but for me the more coverage you have the better. With that, know that you can make this recipe yield even more for your cake. You can even make a topping for coconut volcano cake.

In the recipe itself you don’t need to touch any ingredients. Therefore, just add 1 cup (tea) of boiling milk to the ready topping. Measure the point you prefer.

It is worth mentioning that the milk needs to be really hot, because only then will it incorporate well and thicken.

Another point that makes a difference is to add a little fresh grated coconut flakes to the recipe. If you prefer, you can even put a little bit on top of the cover, as it gives a Towel Cake Fuzzy, not to mention that it adds even more flavor.

Gourmet coconut topping recipe

I handpicked a different recipe for gourmet coconut topping. The result is super creamy coverage.

You don’t have to worry about the ingredients, there are no different ingredients and you should certainly have them in your home. So, write it down!


  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 cup (tea) milk
  • ½ glass of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered milk
  • ½ cup (refined) sugar
  • ½ packet of grated coconut flakes
  • 50g of freshly grated coconut

Preparation mode

  1. With the fire off, put the milk in the pan and dissolve the corn starch.
  2. Add powdered milk and mix.
  3. Then turn on low heat and continue to stir.
  4. Add the coconut milk, sugar and half of the shredded coconut flakes, and mix.
  5. Leave it for a few minutes until it boils and thickens.
  6. Finally, set aside to cool.
  7. Still warm, spread the icing and sprinkle the freshly grated coconut.

The fresh grated coconut gives a special touch, brings a certain crunchiness and adds more flavor. I have seen people put a little chopped white chocolate at the end of cooking. Chocolate gives creaminess and a flavor that makes it even more irresistible.

9 coconut topping ideas to differentiate the recipe

Like so many other coverages, such as chocolate cover, you can quite differentiate the ingredients in your recipe.

With that, there are combinations that you never thought would work, but that even look professional. That way, I gathered 9 ideas that will expand your ideas!

  1. Coconut topping without condensed milk
  2. Coconut topping with strawberry
  3. Coconut icing for iced cake
  4. Sugar-free coconut topping recipe
  5. Vegan coconut topping
  6. Coconut topping with creamy whipped cream
  7. Coconut ganache topping
  8. Coconut syrup with nest milk
  9. Truffled coconut topping

So, what did you think of these super interesting tips? I bet you’re going to start testing all of them, right?

And if you want to learn more cake tricks in the pot, I suggest you know the Professional Homemade Cake Course, which has a complete step-by-step guide of different recipes and preparation tips, all to increase your confectionery and, who knows, change your life.

I really hope that you liked my tips and that they serve to help you in some way. Take the opportunity to share on your social networks and inspire others!

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