Homemade german chocolate frosting
I have grown up always loving German Chocolate cake! My Auntie used to make a homemade recipe from scratch that was so good, I would look forward to it every time I visited her! While I love almost any chocolate cake, the best part of a German Chocolate cake is the coconut frosting. Although you can purchase pre-packaged frosting from the grocery store to save time, this recipe is well worth the time and effort it takes to make it from scratch.
3-4 egg yolks
12 ounces evaporated milk
1 1/4 dark brown sugar
1 1/4 sticks of butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups sweetened coconut
1 3/4 chopped pecans
In a saucepan, combine egg yolks, evaporated milk, brown sugar and butter. Cook over medium heat until all the ingredients are fully mixed. Keep on medium heat for 10 more minutes or until the mixture thickens.
After the mixture thickens, remove it from the heat and add vanilla, salt, coconut and pecans. You can choose to toast the coconut and pecans or keep them as is. Let the frosting cool before applying it on a cake.
It can be refrigerated to speed up the cooling time or for storage until you are ready to use it.