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German Chocolate Cake Icing

Rated as 3.56 out of 5 Stars
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"I created this icing while searching for a German chocolate icing that did not include evaporated milk or eggs. I find this recipe has more of a caramel flavor that the traditional recipes. Yummy!"
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Ingredients

15 m servings 187
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring brown sugar, milk, and butter to a boil in a large saucepan, stirring occasionally. Boil until icing thickens and reaches 240 degrees F to 245 degrees F (115 degrees C to 118 degrees C) on a candy thermometer, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in coconut and pecans. If icing is too thick, thin with milk to desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 187 calories; 14.7 14.5 1.2 21 65 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Was looking for an easier frosting than the rich one I have made in the past. This fit the bill and was great for the 9x13 German Chocolate cake from box mix. I cooked about 15 min., stirring ...

Most helpful critical review

Tastes and spreads more like Carmel candy than frosting...definetly missing something. Wish I had tasted it prior to spreading it on my beautiful cake.

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Was looking for an easier frosting than the rich one I have made in the past. This fit the bill and was great for the 9x13 German Chocolate cake from box mix. I cooked about 15 min., stirring ...

Tastes and spreads more like Carmel candy than frosting...definetly missing something. Wish I had tasted it prior to spreading it on my beautiful cake.

This stuff is AWESOME. Like others, I added a little vanilla after removing it from the heat. I didn't have a candy thermometer so I just just cooked and frequently stirred for 15 minutes. Ab...

Came out perfect. I only let it boil 5-6 minutes and the consistency is just right to frost with. I did use half and half in place of the milk and added a tsp. of vanilla.

followed the instructions. As soon as I took it off the heat and added the coconut, the butter separated.

I followed the recipe but noticed there was no instruction for the temperature to heat the milk/sugar/butter mixture. I kept it at medium and although it had been boiling about 15 minutes, it st...

Delicious! It seemed a bit runny, so I just added more coconut until it was the right thickness.

I am new at this and followed directions, but must have cooked it too long. Icing came out like candy and could not use it. JLJ

Very good and easy! This was great on a rich buttermilk chocoalte cake that I usually put cinnamon in with a chocolate pecan frosting. Decided to change it up and it was great. I used Kari's ...