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Coconut-Pecan Filling and Frosting

Coconut-Pecan Filling and Frosting recipe
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This is, of course, the best reason to eat German chocolate cake. A sweet, caramely mix of coconut and pecans that can make you forget there's a whole dessert underneath it.
time
prep:
20 min
total:
20 min
servings
total:
About 4-1/2 cups or 36 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
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posted:
5/25/2011
This icing is wonderful. The key to making this icing thick and not runny is getting it to a boil and constantly stir for 12 minutes. You have to be careful not to have it to high or it will boil over. If it looks like it is about to boil over remove it from heat for a couple seconds, but keep stirring and then return it to heat. You will notice it getting thicker and thicker. After it cools, it will be awesome.
posted:
5/17/2011
Whew! Ok...here goes. I had the same problem as the person that said the frosting was runny. I believe (after cooking it for an hour!) on an electric stove on 3, that it should be at least on a 4. I was very concerned about over heating the recipe and was very cautious. I believe that I will try this recipe again but start with a higher temperature. I did try a little trick-dissolving 1 teaspoon of cornstarch in 1 tablespoon of evaporated milk. I don't believe that had as much to do with thickening the recipe as turning up the heat did. I will try again and review again. Taste-delicious. Ease of recipe instructions...enh
posted:
12/20/2010
I made this recipe for a cake that I made, I didn't use the recipe on Kraft for the cake. It started off okay but went downhill pretty quick. I followed the directions and the exact measurements. I let the "icing" sit to thicken and it was SO runny. In addition it just wasn't sweet tasting like icing. I attempted to thicken it with powdered sugar but it just didn't do the trick. I had to add so much powdered sugar that it basically doubled the size of the icing... I could have iced a dozen cakes. But why would I want to? It tasted and looked terrible. I wouldn't suggest buying canned icing, just a different recipe from another website.
posted:
10/14/2010
The ONLY Coconut-Pecan Filling and Frosting worth making! 5 stars all the way>
posted:
3/29/2010
This is my husband and Grandpa's fav kind of cake. I just made it for grandpas b day and everybody loved it. The frosting was awsome. I love it and its pretty easy to make.
posted:
12/30/2009
This cake has been my favorite for more than 40 years. It was my favorite Auntie birthday present to me for years. When I relocated from MI to TX, she finally gave me this recipe so, I could have birthday cake anytime i wanted.
posted:
12/28/2009
I've been making this recipe for about 10 yrs every Christmas and it is always a hit. Everyone seems to think it is the best German Chocolate Cake they have EVER tasted!!thanks;)
posted:
11/24/2008
Amazing!!
posted:
11/22/2008
I will make this for Thanksgiving/birthday dessert again. I have made this cake for 38 years - my husband's favorite dessert. This time I am baking cupcakes as it will be easier to serve to our big crowd at holiday dinner!
posted:
11/21/2008
This is the recipe that my grandmother made for many, many years. It's a classic in my family and I'm now the one to make it you all the special occasions.
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