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Coconut Pecan Frosting

  • Author: Mindee's Cooking Obsession
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 Cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: American


German chocolate cake isn’t german chocolate cake without coconut pecan frosting. You’ll love how easy it is to make it from scratch!



  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/3 Cup Sweetened Flaked Coconut
  • 1 Cup Pecan Chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spread the pecan chips across it.  Bake for 4 minutes.  Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. In a pot over medium heat, bring the butter, evaporated milk and sugar to a simmer.  While that is heating, whisk the eggs well in a large measuring cup or bowl.
  3. When the butter, milk and sugar begin to simmer, remove it from the heat.  Pour it in a trickle into the eggs while whisking vigorously until all the liquid has been added.  Pour the mixture back into the pot and return it to the stovetop.
  4. Over medium heat, while continuing to stir, bring the mixture back to a low simmer.  Cook until it coats the back of a spoon.  Remove from the heat.
  5. Stir in the coconut and pecans.  Cool completely before frosting you cake.

Keywords: german chocolate frosting, coconut pecan frosting