Coconut and macadamia nut frosting

    22 min

    This is a recipe from Hawaii, hence the macadamia nuts. For a real crowd pleasing cake that is easy but different, make your favourite chocolate cake, then ice with this icing. It is rich, delicious and impressive!

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    Serves: 24 

    • 225ml evaporated milk
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 3 egg yolks, beaten
    • 110g butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 100g desiccated coconut
    • 150g chopped macadamia nuts

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:22min 

    1. Combine milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla in a saucepan.
    2. Cook on medium heat until thick, approximately 12 minutes. Stir constantly.
    3. Remove from heat, and add coconut and macadamia nuts. Continue to stir until cool and thick enough to spread on your cake.
    4. Ice your cake. This will cover and fill a two-layer 20cm round cake.

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    I omitted the coconut and macadamias, and used it to frost mini chocolate cream puffs - it was just as good as the "cocoa puffs" from Liliha Bakery! Just make sure you use a big saucepan, because it bubbles and spits during the 12 minutes of stirring.  -  14 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I'm from Hawaii and now living on the mainland. This recipe tastes just like it came from a bakery in Hawaii. (these mainland bakeries have never even heard of "chantilly"). I just frosted it over a chocolate cake from a box mix. So ONO!  -  20 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    ...thaaaaank you Linda! I have been dying to find a chantilly frosting recipe since forever! MMM...let's see.. from experience in working in a bakery (where we had to order chantilly from an outside company), chantilly goes great not only with chocolate cake, but ANY flavor cake. It makes yellow cake more buttery tasting... its great with lemon or carrot cake..and its also great with freshly-baked mini croissants too- slice them open, spread some chantilly inside, sprinkle some macadamia nuts in it, and drizzle the outside with melted chocolate... impress your houseguests with that elegant and delicious dessert...  -  23 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)