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!




5 comments :

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

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  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!

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