This is a delicious take on an old classic, German chocolate frosting. Made with coconut and walnut pieces. You get all of the taste with less cholesterol. You can use pecan pieces for a more traditional version.

Recipe Summary

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2 cups frosting


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Stir the lightly beaten egg whites, evaporated milk, sugar, and light butter together in a saucepan over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Fold the coconut and walnuts into the thickened mixture. Set aside to cool completely before using.

Nutrition Facts

443 calories; protein 7.3g; carbohydrates 58.3g; fat 22.7g; cholesterol 16.8mg; sodium 229.3mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
very nice I did not have butter so used coconut oil smelled heavenly! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
very nice I did not have butter so used coconut oil smelled heavenly! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I like that I can use the egg whites and not the yolks since I have extra whites when I make certain pastries I did still use the pecans because I don't like walnuts. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I was searching for a recipe for a black walnut bread roll like my grandmother used to make for the holidays. I found out what she made was actually a Walnut Poteca when I discovered the recipe on here. I pared back the recipe to make a small amount since I had never done it before & it was a test. I still had a large amount of nut filling. It immediately reminded me of German Chocolate icing which I looked up on Allrecipes & the only thing I had to do was add butter & cook to thicken my filling. It turned out very well esp. Since I was using left overs. I would add some vanilla or coconut extract next time but good recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I used a spice cake and butterscotch pudding combo and it was great very moist but a bit heavy.. the sauce was amazing but way to sweet even for me.. I also used crushed walnut and it was really good but I'd suggest cutting the recipe down by at least half as I have a ridiculous amount left over.. overall it was great Read More
Rating: 5 stars
made it for first time works good Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Tasted great but I did have to add some flour to get it to thicken. Read More