Coconut Pecan Frosting

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Coconut Pecan Frosting

This is the traditional frosting for German Chocolate Cake.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk half-and-half, or heavy cream
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 8 tablespoons 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/3 cups flaked sweetened dried coconut
  • 1 1/3 cups chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Combine sugar, milk, egg yolks, and butter in a medium saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until the mixture is thickened and bubbling gently around the edges. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring for 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in the coconut and pecans. Let cool until spreadable. This keeps, refrigerated, for about 1 week. Soften before using.

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