Grammy's German-Style Frosting
It's basically the same type of frosting you would see on a German chocolate cake.My grandmother always frosted her oatmeal spice cake with it.
1 1/2 c(3 sticks) butter
1/2 cevaporated milk (pet milk) do not confuse it with sweetened condensed milk
1 cdark brown sugar (or light brown sugar with 2 tbs molasses added)
1 1/2 to 2 ccoconut, shredded
1 1/2 to 2 cchopped pecans (or walnuts)
How to Make Grammy's German-Style Frosting
- Spread half the coconut on a cookie sheet and bake in 400 degree oven until golden brown (only takes a few minutes).
- Combine milk, brown sugar and butter in heavy pan.
- Bring to good, rolling boil then remove from heat.
- Stir in toasted and raw coconut and chopped nuts. Spread on cake while frosting is still warm (otherwise it sets up to the point you can't spread it).