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Walnut Icing

Icing not made with icing sugar? This is a traditional German recipe with coconut and walnuts. Try it out for your next cake - it's interesting!
Reviews (48)

29 Feb 2004
Reviewed by: BELFLOREK
My boyfriend started eating this frosting with a spoon it was SO good. One word of advice, wisk the cornstarch in with the half/half first so there are no lumps later. I used Pecans and toasted both them and the coconut as others suggested, it was WONDERFUL!
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
06 Feb 2003
Reviewed by: JOSIE
OH man..I could eat this frosting till I couldn't see straight anymore. I love german chocolate cake...(no one's is as good as my mema's) but the frosting makes up for that. Our regular recipe calls for either milk or evaporated milk I believe, but half and half is certainly a great substitute. Thanks so much Sierra.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
18 Aug 2003
Reviewed by: TENSMOM
I have been looking for a good GC frosting -- this was it! I must admit, though, I used pecans, not walnuts. I'm fairly certain (??) that tradition would have you use pecans for a GC cake... besides, I am allergic to walnuts, so that never would have worked. It turned out great -- thanks!
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
09 Aug 2004
Reviewed by: TXMUSTANG
Frosting was great! Tasted great on the german chocolate cake recipe. I changed one thing, I used pecans instead of the walnuts. Be sure to let it set to thicken.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
10 Nov 2010
Reviewed by: hoffmanlb
This is my go-to recipe for german chocolate cake frosting ... so unbelievably good! My husband's all time favorite. The eggs must be tempered or you will have cooked egg in your frosting. I get the half & half, butter, sugar & cornstarch to a near boil then take out a small amount to temper with the yolks. Slowly add the whipped egg yolks into it, then slowly add all back into the pan - be sure to stir constantly with a whisk while pouring into pan. You must bring it all to a full boil to get the mixture to a thick custard like consistency. Then add the coconut & nuts. I do add about 1-1/2 cups of coconut to get a thicker frosting like consistency. SO GOOD!!!!
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
13 Nov 2005
Reviewed by: KARENH
I thought this recipe was fantastic! I added 1 tsp. of vanilla and substituted pecans for the walnuts. I also toasted the pecans and coconut first.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
15 Mar 2005
Reviewed by: HANNAH22
Very tasty!! This frosting is not sickeningly sugary like some frostings, and I would willingly eat it even without a cake under it... However, be VERY careful not to overheat the frosting; on one memorable occasion I ended up picking out bits of cooked yolk at the end.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
07 Dec 2004
Reviewed by: SaraLee
This frosting was a bit loose, but the taste was wonderful and I would use it again. Next time I may boil it a bit longer.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
19 Oct 2011
Reviewed by: MBARNES
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
16 Aug 2010
Reviewed by: Linda(LMT)
Creamy and delicious. I made Chocolate Wacky Cake VIII from this site and wanted to splurged by frosting it with a German chocolate cake frosting because I love coconut and pecans and was happy when I found this one because it doesn't use canned products which sometimes leave behind that "canned" taste. This frosting wasn't sickening sweet and the half and half (by the way I used fat-free and doubled the cornstarch just to make sure it would be thick enough) made it wonderful ... the fresh cream blended well with the other ingredients. At first I didn't think it would set up enough but it did. My version did not make a thick sticky frosting like other cake frostings but I spread it out over a single layer cake and refridgerated it and it set up well. I substituted pecans for the walnuts and used both more nuts and coconut just because with an added tsp. of vanilla.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


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