This is amazing! Came out perfect!!!<br/>For people wondering about why your eggs are cooking, dont forget to separate the egg yolks for the eggs!!!! You only use the yolks!!!<br/><br/>I changed this a little bit and Im in heaven. I too used sweetended condensed milk instead of evaporated, and i used half brown sugar and half granulated. it cooked up in about 5 mins with my gas stove. I added in pecans and coconut and its to die for!! VERY EASY TO MAKE!!!
Made this for my moms german chocolate cake, and the icing turned out perfect, no problems! She loved it! Thanks!
*RECEIVED RAVE REVIEWS* I made German Chocolate Cupcakes for my nephew's open house. I came across this recipe in my search for a filling. The only thing I did differently was that I put 1/2 of the Coconut & Pecans into a food processor and pulsed several times. I thought this would make it easier to go through the tip for filling. I think it did somehow make the flavor even better though. :-) Friends and family asked if I had any spare. LOL. This will be a keeper!!
I should have read the reviews first. The taste is great but it does need to be thickened more. Next time, I think I would use it in between the layers as I did this time and put a cream cheese frosting on the outside.
This frosting is the best ever. I didn't find it needed anything to thicken it, just patience for it to set up. It is worth the wait and then some. I think I just might be dreaming about this!! And, it is a very good thing I sent the cake home with my family or I would be into it right now. Thanks for sharing.
YUMMY! I used this to make German Chocolate Brownies and it was fabulous. I will also enjoy using this on cupcakes and layer cake. I had no problems at all and the flavor is fantastic. Thanks for sharing. ~Sue
I read all the other reviews and made two changes recommended by others. I added 1 teaspoon of cornstarch to the mixture before it was cooked. I also used 3/4 cup brown sugar and 3/4 cup white sugar. The end result was wonderful. BTW, folks remember her instructions say to cool before spreading. This mixture thickens more as it cools. I found that with the addition of the cornstarch it was the right amount of thickness, yet not to thick. (I believe it is the egg yolks which do the thickening, I wonder if extra large eggs would work to make it a little thicker as well.) I also stirred it for the entire 12 minutes which seemed to help. I set the timer and read a novel while stirring so I didn't think about how long it took. Thanks Rita...German Chocolate Cake and this style frosting is my very favorite. I made it last night for my birthday. I know...kind of awful to have to make your own cake...but if I didn't then I wouldn't have had the pleasure of eating it.
I loved the recipe the only thing I did different was to add some gelatin to make sure it thickened and I used half granulated sugar and half brown sugar I think it gives it a more caramely taste, and it turned out beautiful. I own a specialty cake shop and was making it for a customer and they couldn't stop raving about it. It is very much a keeper:) Thanks so much for posting.
Yumm! I made this for my picky daughter's b-day cake, she doesn't like frosting but she loves this. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I'm not sure if it was something I did, but the icing was rather runny. It tasted glorious, however, and I will definitely try this again. Maybe just cook it for longer? It was a golden brown but still pretty runny. My fiance and I made it for his father for father's day and both his parents loved it!