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Granny's German Chocolate Cake Icing

Granny's German Chocolate Cake Icing is an old fashioned, withstand the test of time type of recipe.  The homemade frosting is made on the stove-top and is truly the "icing" on the cake. Top your favorite chocolate cake or maybe just eat it with a spoon. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut pecan icing, easy german chocolate cake icing, german chocolate cake frosting, german chocolate cake icing, german chocolate frosting, german chocolate icing, granny's german chocolate cake icing, homemade coconut pecan icing, old fashioned german chocolate cake icing
Servings: 12
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks and margarine to a boil.
    Granny's German Chocolate Cake Icing is an old fashioned, withstand the test of time type of recipe.  The homemade frosting is made on the stove-top and is truly the "icing" on the cake.
  • Cook, stirring constantly until the icing thickens and turns a light brown color, approximately 12 minutes.
    Granny's German Chocolate Cake Icing is an old fashioned, withstand the test of time type of recipe.  The homemade frosting is made on the stove-top and is truly the "icing" on the cake.
  • Remove from heat; add vanilla, coconut and pecans and whisk until completely incorporated.
    Granny's German Chocolate Cake Icing is an old fashioned, withstand the test of time type of recipe.  The homemade frosting is made on the stove-top and is truly the "icing" on the cake.
  • Spread over a cooled German Chocolate Cake.
    Granny's German Chocolate Cake Icing is an old fashioned, withstand the test of time type of recipe.  The homemade frosting is made on the stove-top and is truly the "icing" on the cake.

Notes

  • This coconut pecan frosting is made on the stove-top.  All you need is a medium sized saucepan and a whisk.
  • Substitute butter for margarine, if desired.
  • Prepare your cake ahead of time, and let it cook before icing. 
  • I prefer chopped pecans, but walnuts could work in a pinch.
  • A boxed cake mix is perfect for this recipe. 
  • Or, make our triple chocolate cake instead. 

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 459IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg