German Chocolate Cake Frosting

German Chocolate Cake Frosting


"Coconut Pecan Frosting for German Chocolate Cake."


30 m servings 280 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 280 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 19.2 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.8g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large saucepan combine evaporated milk, brown sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick. Remove from heat and stir in pecans and coconut. Let cool to room temperature before spreading on cake.
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  1. 173 Ratings


This frosting recipe was easy and turned out fabulous. Make sure you cook over medium to medium heat while stirring constantly to obtain a thick consistancy. I'm a grandma and the smell of the b...

Wonderful frosting! The key to this thickening up is to stir and cook over medium heat for about 12 minutes.

I'm so glad I made this recipe and not one of the others that were on this site. This one looked a lot easier but didn't have as many ratings. I decided to give this one a try and it was wonder...

This German Chocolate Cake Frosting is different from the others because it calls for brown sugar. Most of the others call for White Sugar. Brown sugar is what my friends like. Also, I toaste...

Perfect traditional frosting for German Chocolate Cake! Easy and so-sooooo much tastier than a container of store bought. The recipe as written wasn't quite enough to frost a double layer 8 in...

Initially, I thought this was not very smooth and had an eggy flavor (I added 13c condensed milk to counter this), but it improved after cooling. My boyfriend loves this frosting. I cooked it f...

This was absolutely the best frosting I have ever had. Mine turned out great,and it smelled so good while it was cooking. I could have eaten it all with a spoon rather than putting it on the c...

I've used toasted unsweetened coconut and toasted pecans. It turned out great without any modifications. My husband was very happy about his all-from-scratch german chocolate cake.

Exactly what I was looking for. Why buy a can frosting when you can make it from scatch so easily???!! Thanks for a great recipe!