German Chocolate Cake Icing

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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.

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  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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5 5

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!

5 5

This stuff is amazing!!! It was so easy to make and taste delicious!! Waiting for the cake to cool I have already had two tablespoons full. I can't wait to put this on the cake... my husband it going to love it.

5 5

Delicious and easy to make! I made this for my dad's birthday and it was a big hit. I doubled the recipe to fill a three layer cake and cover the top with frosting to spare. It was just the right consistency, I wouldn't change a thing!