Coconut-Pecan Frosting

Crystal ~

By
@crystal7

I've been making this icing along time. Yum, coconut pecan icing! It's the star attraction on a German chocolate cake. This makes enough icing to frost the top, sides, and in between layers.


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Rating:

Serves:

icing for one cake or a batch of cup cakes

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1½ cups heavy cream
4 beaten egg yolks
1½ sticks unsalted butter
1½ cups granulated sugar
1½ teaspoons vanilla
10 ounces frozen coconut, thawed or 2 cups flaked coconut
1½ cups finely chopped pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a 3 quart saucepan, using a whisk beat the egg yolks and the COLD cream until smooth and combined....or use a blender and then add to a sauce pot.

*Mixing cold, prevents any chance of getting little hunks of cook egg yolks.
2
Add the sugar, butter, and vanilla to the egg-milk mixture in the pan. Turn heat onto medium high. Stir mixture until smooth and combined.
3
When mixture starts to bubble, start timing 15 minutes. Stir it constantly until thickened... and to prevent scorching.
4
Remove from heat and add pecan pieces and coconut. Mix to combine, and let cool completely before icing cake.
5
Option for quick cool down: *After the 15 minutes of cooking, I have a 5 quart stock pot set aside that has been filled half way full with ice. Set the saucepan of cooked frosting on top of the ice and stir, stir, stir for another 5-8 minutes until the icing starts to get thick and cold. Your arm or hand may be getting tired from all the stirring, but hang in there. Licking the spoon is only minutes away! :)
6
When cool, spread the icing on the cake!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: African