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

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch cake
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla in a saucepan.

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  • Cook on medium heat until thick, approximately 12 minutes. Stir constantly.

  • Remove from heat, and add coconut and macadamia nuts. Continue to stir until cool and thick enough to spread on your cake.

  • Frost. This will cover a 9x13 inch rectangular cake or a two 8 inch layer round cake.

Nutrition Facts

146 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 12.4g 4% DV; fat 10.6g 16% DV; cholesterol 38.8mg 13% DV; sodium 51.4mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2004
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2008
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. Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2004
...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... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2005
very very good... just like komoda's. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2005
The icing is good just make sure that you cook it long enough otherwise it will be runny. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2005
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
Exellent!!! It got rave reviews. I even made it with almonds once and everyone still loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2004
Very good. Was very nice on our French vanilla cake. Has a faint taste of caramel - so if you love coconut and caramels - this is the frosting for you! We actually prefer to warm this in the microwave and use it as a topping for ice cream!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2008
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. Read More
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