Wednesday, March 23, 2011

German Chocolate Cake Frosting

I have had a few people ask about the frosting and I realized I never got around to posting the recipe.

This recipe is my husband's grandma's recipe and was lovingly shared with me from my Mom in law.

The list of ingredients isn't long but it sure makes for a fantastic frosting!

1 egg
2/3 cup evaporated milk (1 can)
1/4 cup butter
1 1/3 cups coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Over medium heat melt butter, add sugar, milk and egg until it boils, and thickens. This takes anywhere between 5-10 minutes.

Use a whisk to stir continually until the liquid thickens and is about half the amount of liquid you started with.

Then add the Coconut and Pecans to the pan stirring with a wooden spoon.

Pour onto a warm cake to frost. This recipe will frost one 8x8 cake. You can double the recipe to have frosting for between two cakes or for a larger 9x9 round, or 11x14 sheet cake.

9x9 round only frosted on the outside

11x14 sheet cake Chocolate Beet Cake
Yesterday I posted Chocolate Beet Cake so now you can make them together and enjoy them!


  1. Sigh...... Now you know what I want.

    I linked you up to the Journey Into Wellness Family.... so people can find YOU, too! Love you Lady.

  2. :) well at least you know a good semi healthy recipe for cake, and the frosting is to die for. ;)

    Wooo Hooo! I am honored to be linked with Journey Into Wellness! I Love you too! I am so excited for all that is coming our way.