Buttercream icing for German chocolate cake

Buttercream icing for German chocolate cake

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About this recipe: A creamy, soft icing for made with egg yolks, coconut and walnuts. Particulary good with a light chocolate cake.


Serves: 12 

  • 120ml double cream
  • 120ml milk
  • 115g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 75g desiccated coconut
  • 60g chopped walnuts

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

  1. In a medium saucepan combine the milk, cream, butter, sugar, egg yolks and cornflour. Bring to the 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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