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LOOKING for: Coconut Pecan Frosting (German choc cake)

Posted by janet_ks (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 18, 07 at 9:25

I'm looking for a tried and true recipe for coconut pecan frosting that you would put on a German chocolate cake. Anyone have one they'd like to share?


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RE: LOOKING for: Coconut Pecan Frosting (German choc cake)

Sure Janet. Check out the Recipezaar link below. Although I didn't post the original recipe, I took the picture, since we make this cake at least twice a year.

Here is a link that might be useful: German Chocolate Cake

RE: LOOKING for: Coconut Pecan Frosting (German choc cake)

Here's the original cake and frosting recipe directly from the Baker's German Sweet Chocolate bar wrapper:


1 pkg. (4 oz.) Baker's German sweet chocolate
1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, separated
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
Coconut-Pecan frosting (recipe follows)

Melt chocolate in water, cool. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolks. Stir in vanilla and chocolate. Mix flour, soda, and salt. Beat in flour mixture, alternately with buttermilk. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Pour batter into three 9-inch layer pans, lined on bottoms with waxed paper. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes or until cake springs bake when lightly pressed in center. Cool 15 minutes; remove and cool on rack. Frost cake.


Combine 1-1/2 cups (12 fl. oz.) evaporated milk, 1-1/2 cups sugar, 4 slightly beaten egg yolks, 3/4 cup butter or margarine and 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla in saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 cups shredded coconut and 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans. Cool until thick enough to spread. Makes 4-1/4 cups.

RE: LOOKING for: Coconut Pecan Frosting (German choc cake)

Thank you ladies!! I appreciate the recipes and the time you took to post an answer for me. Happy Holidays!!


RE: LOOKING for: Coconut Pecan Frosting (German choc cake)

Here's our favorite. I just made this on Monday...for German Chocolate cupcakes filled w/ Bavarian cream....mmmm.....

* Exported from MasterCook *

Coconut Pecan Icing

Recipe By :Katie, from BH&G, 60's Edition
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories :

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2/3 c sugar
3/4 c evaporated milk
1 egg
1/3 c butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 c flaked coconut
1/2 c chopped pecans -- or 1 cup

Cook and stir over medium heat about 12-15 minutes or until mixture thickens and begins to boil. Remove from heat and add vanilla, coconut and pecans. Frosts 2 8" or 9' layers.

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RE: LOOKING for: Coconut Pecan Frosting (German choc cake)

I drizzle this over chocolate brownies to make German Chocolate Brownies too. Yum!

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