Caramel, coconut and walnut icing

    15 min

    A delicious icing that is quick and easy to make and tastes fab! After icing the cake, simple place the cake under the grill for a couple of minutes to toast. Spread over cupcakes, cakes or muffins.

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    Makes: 450 g approximately

    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 50g butter, melted
    • 4 tablespoons cream
    • 75g desiccated coconut
    • 60g chopped walnuts

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a medium bowl, combine dark brown soft sugar, butter and cream. Mix in coconut and chopped nuts.
    2. Spread icing over the cooled cake of your choice. 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 US | 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 US | 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 US | Canada)