Walnut Icing

    30 minutes

    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!

    50 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1 cup (250ml) light cream
    • 125g butter
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 1 cup shredded coconut
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a medium saucepan combine the cream, butter, sugar, yolks and cornflour. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the coconut and walnuts. Cool to room temperature before icing cake.

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    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!  -  29 Feb 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  06 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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!  -  18 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)