When I first started this website Ashton from Something Swanky shared the most amazing German Chocolate Cake Frosting recipe in a guest post and I wanted to revive it because it’s perfect.
A delicious German Chocolate Cake Frosting recipe, made from scratch, straight from the kitchen of Something Swanky. How could you go wrong? You will love this Caramel Coconut Pecan Frosting!
If you’re in need of a great cake, check out the recipe for my Chocolate Pudding Coke Cake.
German Chocolate Cake is my sister’s favorite cake, and I have such fond memories of eating it together as a family on her birthday. Her birthday is at the end of May so I associate this cake with Springtime.
Do you ever associate certain foods with certain times of year?
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If you don’t have time to make this recipe from scratch you can always purchase it here. However, I don’t think it will taste as delectable I also understand that we don’t always have time to make recipes from scratch.
German Chocolate Cake Frosting
Caramel Coconut Pecan Frosting made from scratch
Recipe Slightly Adapted from: Recipe.com
- 1 (5 oz.) can evaporated milk
- 3/4 c. brown sugar
- 1/3 c. butter
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 1/2 c. sweetened flaked coconut (you can add more if you’d like)
- 3/4 c. chopped pecans
- Over medium heat, whisk together the milk, sugar, butter, and egg yolks in a medium saucepan. Whisk constantly until smooth, thick, and golden brown.
- Remove from heat and add the coconut and pecans. Mix in with a rubber spatula.
I’m ready to whip some of this rich and creamy caramel coconut pecan frosting up in my kitchen and eat it before my chocolate cake or chocolate cupcakes cool.
To be honest I’ve never made it for chocolate cupcakes. Have you? I’ve only ever had this German Chocolate Cake Frosting on cake.