Grilled Cake Icing

    10 minutes

    This is a unique cake topping / icing that involves the whole cake being placed under the grill. The topping contains brown sugar, butter, cream, coconut and walnuts working particularly well on banana cakes and fruitcakes.

    10 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 1 cup (155g) brown sugar
    • 65g butter, melted
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) cream
    • 1 cup (90g) desiccated coconut
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    Preparation:8min  ›  Cook:2min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. In a medium bowl combine brown sugar, butter and cream. Mix in coconut and chopped nuts.
    2. Spread icing over cooled cake. Place cake under grill for 2 minutes or until bubbly.

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    One of the best and easiest and tastiest icing ever!!! Great recipe thanks!  -  30 May 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    i grew up with this icing and was so excited to find it here! my mom always put this on top of date cake. it actually seal in the moisture of the cake and creates a nice crunchy topping. make sure you brown it till it's good and golden, otherwise it won't caramelize and just ends up gooey. i just put it on an applesauce cake and it's terrific. can be made with either white or brown sugar and you can use milk instead of cream.  -  06 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I slightly changed this recipe; deleting the nuts; substituting milk for the cream and adding a tsp of vanilla. I use this on a standard white 'scratch' cake and everyone gobbles it up.......the cake doesn't last 2 days with this topping!!  -  17 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)