culinary review

German Chocolate Cake Icing

Last Modified: 02/26/12
First Published: 02/26/12
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General Info
Servings: 12
Total Cost: $3.87
Cost Per Serving: $0.32
Total Calories: 1,515
Calories/Serving: 126
Sweetened Condensed Milk (half a can) * 7.00 Ounces $1.45 662
Egg Yolks (2 yolks) * 34.00 Grams $0.33 110
Pecans 1/2 Cup 60.00 Grams $1.60 411
Coconut Meat, Dried, Sweetened, Shredded 1/2 Cup 46.51 Grams $0.28 320
Extract, Vanilla Pure 1 Teaspoon 4.33 Grams $0.21 12

German Chocolate Cake icing is great for just about anything. We chose to put this on cupcakes, but this batch is usually doubled and used for 2 layers of a cake.

Good for 12 cupcakes or 1 layer of cake


In a sauce pan slowly heat up the sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks for 5 minutes until slightly thickened. Cool slightly and then add the coconut, pecans and vanilla. Cool for an hour and then spread on cakes or cupcakes.

If you cool the icing in the fridge overnight you may want to heat up gently before trying to spread.