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German Chocolate Cake Icing from the family recipe box of Farmwife Feeds #recipes #cake #dessert

German Chocolate Cake Icing



  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks slightly beaten
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • Combine evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla in a saucepan
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, about 12 minutes
  • Remove from heat
  • Stir in coconut and pecans
  • Stir until cool and of spreading consistency
  • Using 2 8 or 9 inch German Chocolate layer cakes, spread one third of the mixture of one layer, top with second layer and spread remaining icing on top of the stacked cake, allowing to drip down the sides.