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German Chocolate Cake Frosting

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"Coconut Pecan Frosting for German Chocolate Cake."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 280
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 frosting for 2 layer cake)

Directions

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  1. In a large saucepan combine evaporated milk, brown sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick. Remove from heat and stir in pecans and coconut. Let cool to room temperature before spreading on cake. Watch Now

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 280 calories; 19.2 25.8 3.3 78 107 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This frosting recipe was easy and turned out fabulous. Make sure you cook over medium to medium heat while stirring constantly to obtain a thick consistancy. I'm a grandma and the smell of the b...

Most helpful critical review

It turned out Delicious, but.... this recipe lacks some key important steps/indicators, as a few other reviews have mentioned.... the "Cook time" is completely wrong at LOW heat. Given that stov...

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This frosting recipe was easy and turned out fabulous. Make sure you cook over medium to medium heat while stirring constantly to obtain a thick consistancy. I'm a grandma and the smell of the b...

Wonderful frosting! The key to this thickening up is to stir and cook over medium heat for about 12 minutes.

I'm so glad I made this recipe and not one of the others that were on this site. This one looked a lot easier but didn't have as many ratings. I decided to give this one a try and it was wonder...

This German Chocolate Cake Frosting is different from the others because it calls for brown sugar. Most of the others call for White Sugar. Brown sugar is what my friends like. Also, I toaste...

Perfect traditional frosting for German Chocolate Cake! Easy and so-sooooo much tastier than a container of store bought. The recipe as written wasn't quite enough to frost a double layer 8 in...

Initially, I thought this was not very smooth and had an eggy flavor (I added 13c condensed milk to counter this), but it improved after cooling. My boyfriend loves this frosting. I cooked it f...

It turned out Delicious, but.... this recipe lacks some key important steps/indicators, as a few other reviews have mentioned.... the "Cook time" is completely wrong at LOW heat. Given that stov...

This was absolutely the best frosting I have ever had. Mine turned out great,and it smelled so good while it was cooking. I could have eaten it all with a spoon rather than putting it on the c...

I've used toasted unsweetened coconut and toasted pecans. It turned out great without any modifications. My husband was very happy about his all-from-scratch german chocolate cake.