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German Chocolate Frosting

Every year for my husband's birthday it is a tradition that I make German Chocolate Cake.  It is his favorite and since I was given this incredible recipe it is a given that I WILL make it each year.  One year I broke tradition and made it for a cake auction (I was in charge of). My kids did not see the cake because I had taken it to the church earlier.  I was working in the kitchen cleaning up when others came in and told me how sweet it was that my husband had bid on my cake and bought it for some crazy amount.  A little while later my daughter came running in to the kitchen shouting...."Mom, Dad just bought a cake that looks like someone threw up on!!" Everyone stopped cleaning and waited for my response.  The look on my daughter's face was priceless when I told her I had made that cake.  Then the laughter in the kitchen exploded!! From that point on I cannot make this cake without giggling just a bit. 
It really doesn't look like someone got sick and one bite will have you hooked.  It tastes so delicious!  It takes patience to make and you get a good arm workout with all the stirring involved, but believe me it is SO WORTH IT!  If you like German Chocolate Cake this frosting is for you.  Never again will you be tempted to buy a can. I must admit I cheat and use a box cake mix, but for .78 it can't be beat! This is a true family favorite!!
German Chocolate Frosting
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
4 egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
7 oz. shredded coconut (or more if you like)
1 1/2 cup pecans (I use sliced almonds)
Place milk, sugar, butter, egg yolks and vanilla in a sauce pan.  On medium heat, stir until butter is melted.  Add coconut and nuts. 
Turn the temperature up to medium-high (I set it between 6 and 7) Stirring constantly, cook for 12 minutes (this is where the arm strength comes in!) or until thick and  light golden brown. 
 Cool a bit and then frost your cake.  Enjoy!!


  1. I LOVE German Chocolate Frosting! Thank you so much for the recipe! I'm here from Friendly Friday. Please find the time to check out my blog!

  2. I have never made my own German Chocolate frosting. Looks great!
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  3. Sounds yummy! Following you from Friendly Friday!

  4. I here from Friendly the looks of this frosting, I have always bought the can stuff ~ but this looks so much better!
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  5. I could eat the frosting just by itself!! :D

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Oh my that looks yummy! I have a great recipe with this german chocolate style icing I will try to find it and send it to you, you'd LOVE it! Best cake ever! I wanted to let you know you're my Pink Saturday connection for this weekend, I hope you're participating! Suzie

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  8. I could just eat this right out of the bowl, who needs the cake! I LOVE german chocolate cake and hubs does too! Maybe I'll try an Amish Bread version of this. Hmmmm... Thanks!

  9. German chocolate cake is one of my all-time favorites - primarily because of the frosting. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  10. This is such a great, classic recipe to have in your collection. Thanks for sharing. And I love the auction story!

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  11. I just posted my chocolate amish bread with this frosting. It was AMAZING! Thanks!


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