German Chocolate Cake Frosting recipe

German Chocolate Cake Frosting

This frosting is perfect to top your favorite German chocolate cake recipe. The chocolate, coconut, and pecan flavor combination is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. This recipe serves 12 and takes approximately 20 minutes to prepare.


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


  • Calories: 318
  • Fat: 20.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 63mg
  • Sodium: 70mg
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Protein: 3g


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter, and vanilla extract.
  2. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and becomes a caramel-like consistency. This should take approximately 10-12 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded coconut and chopped pecans.
  4. Let the frosting cool to room temperature before spreading on your cooled German chocolate cake.

Additional Notes:

This frosting can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Make sure to let it come to room temperature before using it.

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 12

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Category: Dessert

Cuisine: German

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *