Total Time
20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I made only a couple changes to this recipe I adopted from the RecipeZaar account in February 2005. I increased the butter from 3/4 to 1 cup, changed the milk from canned evaporated milk (which I am not terribly fond of) to regular whole milk, and decreased the amount of milk from 1 cup to 3/4 cup (the additional 1/4 cup butter makes up the difference). This delicious topping is the perfect topping for Fruit Cocktail Cake.

Directions

  1. Mix sugar, butter, and milk in a heavy saucepan (2 quarts or larger) and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, then boil for 5 minutes while you continue to stir.
  2. Remove from heat and add pecans and coconut, then immediately pour hot mixture over cake (cooled or uncooled).
  3. Note: frosting will be thin, so the liquid can be absorbed by the cake; only the coconut and a thin glaze will be left on top of the cake; the rest will soak into the cake--This is the only frosting you will want to use over Fruit Cocktail Cake (Recipe #7061)!
Most Helpful

I followed the recipe but used 2% milk. Very good!!!!! It was easy to make too! Can't go wrong with this cake and icing for a good desert.

ChrisF March 02, 2005

This icing was great. Really saved the cake, which was almost a flop. I used fat free evaporated milk since I don't keep whole on hand. Worked beautifully.

jsullens December 05, 2008