Coconut Pecan Frosting


This coconut and pecan frosting is great on many cakes, not the least of which is German chocolate cake.

Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 1/2 cups


  • 1 cup evaporated milk

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3 large egg yolks

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups flaked coconut

  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Combine milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until thickened, 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Remove from the heat and stir in coconut and pecans. Let stand, stirring occasionally, for 30 to 45 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

160 Calories
11g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 160
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 82mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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