Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Homemade German Chocolate Cake Frosting

So my hubby had a b-day recently and when I asked him what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday he without hesitation replied "German chocolate" and quickly added "with your homemade coconut pecan frosting!!" Lets just say he didn't have to twist my arm. This creamy caramel coconut pecan frosting is so good you could just eat it with a spoon (which I may have done with the leftovers for a few days). Anyway, don't let the sound of this frosting intimidate you. It is a simple, amazingly good and impressive frosting that everyone will love. Give it a try and soak in the rave reviews!!

German Chocolate Cake Frosting (adapted from allrecipes.com)

1 Cup evaporated milk
1 Cup white sugar
3 Egg yolks beaten with 1 tsp. water
1/2 Cup margarine
2 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 Cups chopped pecans (adjust to your taste)
3 cups flaked coconut

In a small saucepan combine evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, margarine, and vanilla. Cook over a medium heat stirring constantly. Once boiling stir until it becomes thick (about the consistency just thinner than pudding). Stir in pecans and coconut and cool. It will thicken ever more as it cools. Then spread on your cake or find yourself a spoon!!!

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