Frosting for German Chocolate Cake

Frosting for German Chocolate Cake

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Sierra
Recipe by  Sierra

“This is a yummy frosting to top a German chocolate cake with. It is a traditional recipe with coconut and walnuts.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 cups

Directions

  1. 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.

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Reviews (44)

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BELFLOREK
54

BELFLOREK

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 them and the coconut as others suggested, it was WONDERFUL!

JOSIE
31

JOSIE

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 for either milk or evaporated milk I believe, but half and half is certainly a great substitute. Thanks so much Sierra.

TENSMOM
22

TENSMOM

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, I am allergic to walnuts, so that never would have worked. :) It turned out great -- thanks!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 234 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs
  • 22.2 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 82 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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