Tuesday, February 5, 2013

German Chocolate Cake Icing

My mom's favorite cake is a German Chocolate Cake. After seeing a recipe for coconut icing on Trisha Yearwood's new cooking show I decided to make it for a German Chocolate Cake. I used a boxed cake mix because it is just way easier and I'm all about easy. 

Here is what you will need:
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar (not pictured)
4 egg yolks
1 stick of butter
10 oz coconut (I used a little less)
1 1/2 cups nuts (finely chopped)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1. Combine evaporated milk, sugar and egg yolks in a saucepan

2. Stir with whisk until yolks are fully incorporated
3. Add butter, melt, and bring to a simmer
4. Cook until mixture thickens (12-15 minutes), stiring constantly
5. Add coconut, nuts, and vanilla
6. Spread on cake and enjoy

This is by far my favorite German Chocolate cake I've ever had...WONDERFUL!


  1. German Chocolate Cake is my all time favorite. Can you mail me a slice :)

  2. I have never been a huge fan of it but my mother in law loves it ~ I'll have to give her the recipe!!

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  3. Yum, this looks delicious! I love the new blog look!

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  4. Oh, how did you know German Chocolate cake was my favorite??! This looks SO yummy!

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    1. It really was just the best icing. I'm not a huge fan of German Chocolate but it is my mom's favorite and since she is watching my son I had to treat her!