Waiting for what exactly makes the German Chocolate Cupcakes taste like German Chocolate cake? – its the frosting! This great frosting has the traditional german chocolate cake flavors – coconuts and pecans.

German Chocolate Cupcake Frosting Recipe

by Healthy Way To Cook

Keywords: bake dessert evaporated milk



  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 bag (7 ounces) sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped


In a saucepan, put egg yolks, evaporated milk, brown sugar, and butter over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture becomes thick, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Pour into a heat-resistant bowl and add vanilla, salt, coconut, and pecans, stirring gently to combine. Let cool at room temperature.

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