11 Reviews

This is my second recipe for this frosting and both times they never got quite thick enough, so I tend to think there is something wrong with the chef. Taste was still great, but I would like it a little thicker.... will probably try again and watch for the bubble up on the stove and take it off right away.

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Gay Gilmore April 02, 2003

EXCELLENT! I would give this a 6 star rating if I could. I had my family over for dinner and made a German Chocolate Cake with this frosting. Everyone told me how great it was, atleast 2 times. I am really happy with the outcome I had with it. From my own experience dont expect for this to be at spreading consistency. It is kinda more like a glaze with nuts and coconut in it. I didnt put in any nuts, because of allergies and also because some of the people disliked nuts. I added in another cup of coconut. I also didnt add in the egg yolk, which will definitely thicken it more too! :) Thanks for a great frosting recipe!

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~*Miss Diggy*~ March 16, 2003

I like this recipe so far. I am waiting on it to cool. I made a few changes. I increased the evaporated milk. I used 400g of 1 tin. I used 1.5 cups of brown sugar. I also used 2.5 cups of coconut. I used fresh coconut and flaked it myself. It is always available here in Jamaica and it is cheaper than the one in the bag. To Sheri-BDB, try boiling it a bit longer before you add the nuts and the coconut. That might help.

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Kathy Tait February 22, 2003

I have made german chocolate cake twice, and there is no better way to eat it than with the original frosting. It tastes really good. I prefer it without pecans.

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Betsy August 23, 2001

The flavor was good, but the frosting never got thick enough to frost the sides of my cake.

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Sheri-BDB January 15, 2003

Great recipe. I cut back on the sugar and butter and it still tasted great. After cooking for about 10 minutes it didn't seem to be getting thick, so I added the egg white from the egg. I gradually added the hot mixture a little bit at a time to the egg white and then mixed it back together with the rest of the hot sauce. I cooked it about 5 minutes longer and it got nice and thick. I will definitely use this reciipe again. Everyone loved the cake and icing!!

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Jan 'nVegas March 03, 2008

Fantastic! This recipe was sooo yummy! I did use the egg yolk that some people omitted. Will definitely use again! Thanks for posting!

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Chickymama February 26, 2014

What a wonderful taste! I couldn't get it to thicken very well at all. I ended up adding lots of powdered sugar, but still some of the icing ran to the bottom of the cake pan. Regardless, it was so delicious that it really didn't matter!

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Joellen1972 August 24, 2008

Great recipe, which we have made many times. We have given the recipe to many who have requested it from us, Being Germans, they believe they are getting something really authentic from us. Little do they know Bavarians know nothing of the cake we call German Chocolate.

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931259 August 22, 2008

this is a great frosting perfect texture,sweetness and flavor.hubby loved it.

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TLA November 28, 2004
German Chocolate Cake Frosting