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Chantilly Cake Frosting Recipe

Chantilly Cake Frosting

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"This cake is a Hawaiian favorite. Make your favorite chocolate cake. The real secret is in the frosting."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch cake Change Servings


  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. Frost. This will cover a 9x13 inch rectangular cake or a two 8 inch layer round cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 14, 2004

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 09, 2008

The flavor was good but i would suggest to use it as a filling. It was to thick and didn't look appetizing when it was all over the cake.


33 Ratings

Nov 13, 2003

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!

Dec 23, 2004

...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...

Mar 20, 2005

very very good... just like komoda's.

Nov 06, 2005

The icing is good, just make sure that you cook it long enough otherwise it will be runny.

Apr 08, 2005

This is exactly the same with the filling on the German Chocolate Cake III, it's delicious!! I used half brown sugar and half sugar though, the taste blended nicely with the coconut. I also used chopped pecans instead of macadamia. Will definitely try macadamia next time!

Mar 14, 2006

This frosting isn't very pretty but boy is it good. I used it as the filling layers between chocolate and vanilla cakes but then used regular buttercream on top. It went over QUITE well with the guests at my friend's baby shower. I highly recommend it. I made it with pecans instead of macadamias and it was great.


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  • Calories
  • 146 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 10.6 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 51 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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