Frosting for German Chocolate Cake42 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 20 min
- Ready In: 30 min
“This is a yummy frosting to top a German chocolate cake with. It is a traditional recipe with coconut and walnuts.” - by Sierra
Original recipe yields 2 cups
- 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.
Amount Per Serving (12 total)
- 234 cal
- 16 g
- 22.2 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (42)Rate This Recipe
"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 toasted both..." See more them and the coconut as others suggested, it was WONDERFUL!"
"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 calls..." See more for either milk or evaporated milk I believe, but half and half is certainly a great substitute. Thanks so much Sierra."
"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... besides, ..." See moreI am allergic to walnuts, so that never would have worked. :) It turned out great -- thanks!"
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