7 Reviews

Delicious! After reading reviews I was concerned about it being too thick and cut the cooking time short a bit... I wish I hadn't. But still it was VERY good and easy to make. I did use it on a cake made from a mix but you wouldn't know - it's was wonderful - the homemade icing made all the difference! I did find this to be enough to ice a 9x13" pan, but would double the recipe if doing layers. I'll be using this recipe again. Thank you :)

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Meghan Williams February 13, 2010

Excellent icing! The only additional thing I would point out is that the canned milk in the recipe is evaporated milk. Thanks!

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me2006 June 04, 2005

Awesome icing! Did not have the condensed milk, so I substituted half & half and it turned out fine. I made a box mix, but will make my own next time. The icing way outdid the cake. Found I had plenty of frosting for a generous middle and top layer icing. Even though I put the finished icing in the fridge for 40 minutes, there is no way it would be think enough to ice the sides, which is really not needed anyway.

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pbmulligan May 27, 2015

Made this for my dad's birthday to go on the German chocolate bundt cake off of this site... the cake is fantastic, and this icing put it over the top delish! I'm not a big fan of the fake tasting box mixes and canned icing so this was great for me. My dad's favorite cake is German chocolate and he said this is the best one he's ever had... icing is thick and creamy and rich... but it does have to chill in the fridge to thicken up enough to not be runny. Made the perfect amount to frost my cake. Thanks for a great recipe!

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Queen Roachie August 13, 2009

Very Good! Although an important thing to mention is that it's calling for evaportated milk. I doubled the recipe because I am always afraid of running out of frosting and it was more than enough to frost 2 8in round cakes...and plenty for me to enjoy along the way. Very good recipe...Thanks!

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cagrown27 March 07, 2009

this is the original! DELICIOUS!

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c2run46 May 27, 2007

This was absolutely delicious! Just the way German chocolate icing should taste. I thought that it made more than enough for a 13" x 9" cake. It was a tiny bit thick, however the next time I make it I will cook it a minute or so less.

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ElaineM August 29, 2003
German Chocolate Icing