This Coconut Pecan Frosting is such a delicious and flavorful frosting. It has a nutty taste paired with shredded coconut that is perfect for German Chocolate Cakes.
German Chocolate Cake is my mom’s favorite type of cake. My grandma has been making that cake and using this frosting recipe for years.
This frosting will blow your mind with its rich and nutty flavor and wonderful texture! I have used this recipe for a variety of recipes on the blog, like these German Chocolate Cookies, but figured it was high time we gave this outstanding frosting its one post and let it shine in the spotlight ;)
If you have not tried this recipe yet, DEFINITELY give it a try! You will NOT regret it!
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- ½ cup butter
- 1⅓ cups shredded coconut
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a medium sauce pan over medium high heat combine milk, sugar egg yolks, and butter. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Stir constantly for about 12 minutes until thickened. Remove from heat and add coconut and pecans. Stir in vanilla. Spread over cake evenly and drizzle with hot fudge.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.