German Chocolate: Take II

So, this week’s adventure was to try the German chocolate stuff again.  By the way, does anyone know what you’d call that stuff??  Is it frosting?  Is it filling?  What is it?

In the true sense, I didn’t actually make GERMAN chocolate cake.  I just used my standard recipe for chocolate cake and then picked a fairly standard, simple recipe for the frosting.  If, like me, you were wondering if Germany had some secret crop of coconuts, check out this site for the story behind the cake.

Anyway, this time around, I made sure that I followed the directions closely….haha!

The egg yolks, sugar, butter and evaporated milk went into the pan first.

Just like last time, I cooked them until the butter was all melted and everything was smooth.

Unlike last time, I let the mixture come to a boil and thicken.  The thickening step was what I missed last time, and let me tell you, it made a HUGE difference!

These guys were waiting to hop in the pot, too.

Once I mixed it all together it looked like this, which already looks much more spreadable than my last attempt.

I let it set for a while longer to make sure it wasn’t going to run and then I set out to frost some mini cupcakes for an Air Force vs. Coast Guard softball game and BBQ we’re going to today. Go Air Force, Beat Coast Guard!!!!  Doesn’t quite had the same ring as Go Army, Beat Navy does it?

I had a little stuff left over so I made a mini cake for a BBQ we’re having with friends this weekend.

It looks much better this time, let’s hope they taste good, too!

And in case you were wondering, here’s the recipe I used for the frosting….as for the cake recipe, well a girl’s gotta have some secrets!  🙂

German Chocolate Icing:

1 cup white sugar

1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
3 egg yolks, beaten
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 – Combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and egg yolks in saucepan. 
 – Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to boil and thicken. 
 – Remove from heat. 
 – Stir in coconut, pecans and vanilla.
 – Let cool until spreadable.
 – Frost and enjoy.

Happy Friday!  Hope you have a GREAT weekend!


4 thoughts on “German Chocolate: Take II

  1. Where have I been? I'm seeing your blog for the very first time! Super concept, great name:), professional, nice layout, graphics look good, images & coloring great, gorgeous baker pix;), easy to read/follow AND…fun tips! You go girl!!!!! Love it!

  2. Looks yummy! I don't think I have ever had the coconut frosting/filling, whatever it is, made from scratch. My mom used to buy it pre-made in a can from the grocery store. I bet yours tastes a million times better!

  3. AFwife – Thanks! By the way, your brownies were super yummy! :)Hannah – Thanks for all the compliments! I know some super special cakes that will be featured on here in a few weeks! Sarah – I hope you guys like it, everyone at the BBQ seemed to, so chances are good you will too. Next I have to master a recipe for some super yummy lemony filling!

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