3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons apple juice
1/2 cup dried, unsweetened, shredded coconut
2 1/2 teaspoons arrowroot
pinch sea salt
maple syrup to taste (optional)
In a saucepan, simmer the 3/4 cup apple juice and coconut, covered,
until the coconut softens slightly, about 10 minutes. (Alternatively,
soak the coconut overnight in the apple juice and simmer for about
Dissolve the arrowroot in the 2 tablespoons of apple juice. stir
this mixture and the sea salt into the coconut, and simmer uncovered
until thickened, about 5 minutes.
Add maple syrup, if desired. Cool slightly, then pulse in food
processor to create a coarse paste. Set aside to cool completely
before frosting the cake.