My husband has a request every time his birthday rolls around: Cocoa German Chocolate Frosting for his birthday cake. He also requests this cake frosting for Father’s Day and any other occasion that comes to his mind. I am not a fan of plain German Chocolate Cake Frosting, but adding 1 1/2 Tablespoons of cocoa to the recipe makes it super scrumptious to me! I am not a betting person, but if I were, I bet you will add Cocoa German Chocolate Cake Frosting to your favorite recipe file after you try it.
Cocoa German Chocolate Cake Icing
1 Cup Pet Milk (as Evaporated Milk is fondly referred to by my Mom)
1 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. Cocoa
3 Egg Yolks
1/2 Cup Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Cup Chopped Pecans
1 1/2 Cups Coconut
- In a saucepan, combine evaporated milk, sugar, cocoa, egg yolks, butter and vanilla.
- Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until it bubbles and thickens (about 12-15 minutes).
- Remove from heat and stir in pecans and coconut.
- Let cool to room temperature before spreading on cake.