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!
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|