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Frosting for German Chocolate Cake

"This is a yummy frosting to top a German chocolate cake with. It is a traditional recipe with coconut and walnuts."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 234 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 cups)

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  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the half and half, butter, sugar, yolks and cornstarch. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the coconut and walnuts. Cool to room temperature before frosting cake.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 234 calories; 16 g fat; 22.2 g carbohydrates; 2.3 g protein; 79 mg cholesterol; 82 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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My boyfriend started eating this frosting with a spoon it was SO good. One word of advice, wisk the cornstarch in with the half/half first so there are no lumps later. I used Pecans and toaste...

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VERY disappointed. Very bland, and not at all what I have ever had on a German chocolate cake. This took more work, more expensive ingredients, and was far inferior to the regular brown sugar ...

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My boyfriend started eating this frosting with a spoon it was SO good. One word of advice, wisk the cornstarch in with the half/half first so there are no lumps later. I used Pecans and toaste...

OH man..I could eat this frosting till I couldn't see straight anymore. I love german chocolate cake...(no one's is as good as my mema's) but the frosting makes up for that. Our regular recipe...

I have been looking for a good GC frosting -- this was it! I must admit, though, I used pecans, not walnuts. I'm fairly certain (??) that tradition would have you use pecans for a GC cake... bes...

Frosting was great! Tasted great on the german chocolate cake recipe. I changed one thing, I used pecans instead of the walnuts. Be sure to let it set to thicken.

This is my go-to recipe for german chocolate cake frosting ... so unbelievably good! My husband's all time favorite. The eggs must be tempered or you will have cooked egg in your frosting. ...

I thought this recipe was fantastic! I added 1 tsp. of vanilla and substituted pecans for the walnuts. I also toasted the pecans and coconut first.

Very tasty!! This frosting is not sickeningly sugary like some frostings, and I would willingly eat it even without a cake under it... However, be VERY careful not to overheat the frosting; on o...

This frosting was a bit loose, but the taste was wonderful and I would use it again. Next time I may boil it a bit longer.

MADE THIS RECIPE & I ADDED 1/2 TEASPOON COCONUT EXTRACT. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY DIVINE.