German Chocolate Cake Icing

German Chocolate Cake Icing


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About this recipe: The traditional icing used to fill and top the classic German chocolate cake. It's caramel flavoured and dotted with pecans and coconut.


Makes: 1 icing for 2 layer cake

  • 250ml evaporated milk
  • 220g dark brown soft sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 115g butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 110g chopped pecans
  • 100g desiccated coconut

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. In a large saucepan combine evaporated milk, dark brown soft sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick. Remove from heat and stir in pecans and coconut. Let cool to room temperature before spreading on cake.

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