Coconut Pecan Frosting II Recipe
This frosting is great on many cakes, not the least of which is German Chocolate Cake.
German chocolate cake frosting that is cooked on top of the stove and put on warm cake while frosting is warm.
This is a good recipe. I have made this frosting in a bakery (7 1/2 gallons!) and this recipe is similar. I used real butter, evap. milk and followed the recipe except for adding extra coconut and more pecans. Also, regarding the cooking time, the best tip I can give is to let it come to a full rolling boil, then it will begin making a 'smacking' sound as the bubbles pop. Let it 'smack' boil for at least 5 minutes, turn off heat, add other ingredients and you will have no trouble with it thickening. The eggs thicken it, like in a cooked pudding.
This is a really great recipe but I found that it was better when you double the amount of vanilla and add more pecans and coconut. Also it is much better when using real butter.
This Frosting is great. I have used this frosting for about 3 years now on my German Chocolate Cakes and it always turn out great. Here's what I do for the perfect frosting. First of all I use it on a 2 layer 9 inches round cake so I have to double the recipe because as it is written, it is not enough frosting for a 2 layer 9 inch cake. I beat together the milk and egg yolks in medium saucepan, and then I stir in the sugar and butter. I stir with my whisk until the butter has melted, and then I put on my timer for 20 minutes. I continue to cook and stir my frosting over medium heat. When the 20 minute timer goes off, I remove it from the heat and then I add my vanilla, coconuts and pecans. Then I let the mixture rest for about 15 to 20 minutes before I try to spread it on my cake. You will notice that when you take the frosting off the heat it will be a little runny but after you add the coconuts and pecans and let it rest it will thicken up. If 20 minutes is not long enough for your frosting to thicke
I tried making this and the first time it turned out great, then the sugar crystallized over night, so there were little bits throughout. The second time it was just grainy, The recipe I was following said to cook it 12 min med heat, but maybe it wasn't hot enough, or not cooked long enough.
This may take some practice. You must work quickly.
Traditional frosting and filling for German Chocolate cake.
This classic frosting is beaten for seven minutes in a double boiler. Due to its marshmallow-like consistency, be sure your cake is completely cooled before you frost it.