So, a friend of mine lost her mother a couple of years ago, and as part of a day of the dead celebration this year, she asked me if I would make a coconut cake for her, like her mother used to make. The cake I'm not too worried about, it was simply a white cake. But the frosting is giving me a real headache. Because her mom passed, we can't really ask her, but I guess the frosting was mixed together the night before and allowed to refrigerate? The only recipes that I can find that are similar to that A) Call for Cool Whip, which I simply can not, can not, see myself ever using or buying and B) are kind of vague on the ingredient types (Coconut? What kind of coconut? Sweetened flakes? Frozen? Unsweetened? BLERGH!)
So I was wondering if any of you good chowhound folks had a good, tried and true, overnight Coconut Frosting recipe that does not use cool whip that you could share with me?