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spreading german chocolate cake frosting onto a cake

Coconut Pecan Frosting

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
This irresistible frosting is packed full of coconuts and pecans that are tucked into a buttery base with a caramel flavor. Perfect for a German Chocolate Cake Frosting.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 16 servings


  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 12oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans


  • Beat egg yolks, milk and vanilla in large saucepan with whisk until well blended. Add sugar and butter; cook on medium heat 12 min. or until thickened and golden brown, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  • Add coconut and nuts; mix well.
  • Cool to desired consistency prior to frosting.


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 337IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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