This is the original Coconut Pecan Frosting that we are all so familiar with on the Authentic German’s Chocolate Cake.  This frosting is packed full of coconut and pecans and is awesomely delicious!  The dessert you choose to frost with it is simply a vehicle to transport this delicious frosting to your mouth!  

This Coconut Pecan Frosting is so delicious on its own, and it’s such a great complement to anything chocolate.  It was originally created as a frosting for The Authentic German’s Chocolate Cake, but over the years it has become a popular frosting for other chocolate recipes, such as these Cocoa Brownies With Coconut Pecan Frosting.

It really doesn’t matter what you frost with this delicious frosting.  The frosting is the star in this show!

This frosting is incredibly easy to make.  When I make it, I just want to stop everything and get a large spoon and dig in.  I don’t need a cake or brownies to transport it to my mouth.  A large spoon is just fine!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE COCONUT PECAN FROSTING

  • Coconut
  • Pecans
  • Eggs
  • Evaporated milk
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Butter

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT PECAN FROSTING

  1. Place milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter, and vanilla in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat while stirring slowly but constantly until the mixture has thickened. This usually takes about 12 minutes. If you double the recipe, it takes 3 to 4 minutes longer.
  2. Remove the mixture from the heat and add the coconut and pecans.  Mix well.
  3. Take the pan of frosting and a large spoon and go hide in your closet!!!

 

 

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Coconut Pecan Frosting

  • Author: Cindy Gibbs
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: frostings
  • Method: cook
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This is the original Coconut Pecan Frosting that we are all so familiar with on the Authentic German’s Chocolate Cake.  This frosting is packed full of coconut and pecans and is awesomely delicious!  The dessert you choose to frost with it is simply a vehicle to transport this delicious frosting to your mouth!  


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 stick real butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Place the milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat while stirring slowly but constantly until the mixture has thickened. This usually takes about 12 minutes. If you double the recipe, it takes 3 to 4 minutes longer.
  2. Remove the mixture from the heat and add the coconut and pecans. Mix to combine and frost your favorite cake, brownies, or cookies.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Refrigerated frosting will stay fresh for up to 7 days.

Keywords: coconut pecan frosting