German Chocolate Cake Icing

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by MISSJ1978

My mom taught me to make the icing from scratch for my favorite cake in the whole world. I've also been known to make some just to satisfy my sweet tooth.

Top Review by Jostlori

Oh, this is amazing! The challenge is going to be leaving it alone while it cools. Hopefully, I'll have enough to spread on the cake... LOL! The only "change" I made was to leave out the nuts completely, as I can't eat them. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first four ingredients and a dash of salt.
  2. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens and bubbles, about 12 minutes.
  3. Cool slightly; add remaining ingredients.
  4. Cool.
  5. Frosts two 8-inch layers or one 9x13-inch cake.

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