Wednesday, February 12, 2014

German Chocolate Icing

German Chocolate Icing
German Chocolate Icing on Gooey Brownies

My oldest daughter is very fond of coconut and loves German Chocolate Cake. This year for her birthday I did a riff on that and topped a gooey brownie with German Chocolate Nut and Coconut Icing. The result was to-die-for!

Choose any brownie you like or use this to ice a full two-layer cake. That means this covers a 9 x 13 pan of brownies with a little left over. I also think this would be just right for Valentine's Day.

German Chocolate Icing
Printable Recipe
Makes about 3 cups


1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
3 eggs, beaten well
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans, walnuts or almonds - traditional is pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat then add sugar, evaporated milk and eggs.

2. Whisk together and cook and stir constantly until thickened. This can take 10 minutes to achieve. You must keep stirring so the eggs don't become scrambled eggs rather than a thickener.

3. Remove from heat and stir in nuts, coconut and vanilla until well blended. Cool for 30 minutes before adding to cooled cake or brownies.

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