Coconut Pecan Frosting



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This is not your usual frosting recipe, and it will have you hooked forever! Before you start making the frosting you will need to check and see if you have all the ingredients. Make note that the first time you make this you might want to make a double recipe so that you have enough frosting. If you frost the outside of the cake you will need a double recipe. The original recipe does not call for frosting on the outside, but I prefer for it to be frosted just for a better appearance. 

Frosting Ingredients

Frosting Ingredients

Frosting Ingredients

For this frosting recipe you will need:

1 cup evaporated milk

1 cup sugar

3 beaten egg yolks

1/2 cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/3 cup Baker's Angel Flake Coconut

1 cup chopped pecans (roasted)


Frosting Equipment

Frosting Equipment

Frosting Equipment

cutting board and knife for roasting pecans; see how to on step roasting pecans.

measuring spoons

whisk and spoon

(it helps to have both)

liquid measuring cups


Engredients in PanSirring Frosting

Stirring Frosting

Step One: Stirring Frosting

Mix the following ingredients on a stove set on medium heat for 12 minutes:

1 cup evaporated milk

1 cup sugar

3 beaten egg yolks

1/2 cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

Pouring CoconutPouring PecansFrosting befor Cooling

Adding Coconut and Pecans

Step Two: Adding Coconut and Pecans

Once you are done stirring in the above ingredients add the coconut and roasted pecans. Once it is mixed in it should look like the picture to the left.



Step Three: Cooling Frosting

Cool the frosting until it is firm and easy to spread. 

Frosting First Layer

Frosting layer

Step Four: Spreading on Frosting

To frost the cake divide the frosting into three separate, but equal parts. If you made a double batch make sure you divide your frosting in half before doing this. Then pour one of the thirds onto the first layer, or as much as needed to frost the top so that the top is completely covered.

Adding Second Lair

Putting on Second Lair

Step Five: Putting on next Layer

To add other layers carefully slide them onto the last frosted one. 

Frosting Second Lair

Adding more Frosting

Step Six: Putting on More Frosting

Repeat with next two layers.

German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake

Step Seven: Frosting Sides

Unlike some cakes this one does not need instructions on how to frost the sides. All I can say is just slap it on and make it stick. It does not need to be perfectly smooth. Refrigerate the cake for some time after frosting to keep the frosting from sliding off. After this, you shouldn't have to refrigerate it. 

German Chocolate Cake with Slice

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Step Eight: ENJOY


Now that you have finished this wonderful cake go to some tips on how to Serve German Chocolate Cake.

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