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Homemade German Cake Frosting

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Serves Approximately 12 -15 | Prep Time 15 - 20 minutes | Cook Time 5 minutes


1 cup sugar
1 cup half and half (or canned milk)
3 egg yolks
2 Tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups shredded or flaked coconut
½ to 1 cup chopped pecan nuts

Stir sugar, half and half, egg yolks and butter together in medium sized sauce pan. Boil for about 5 minutes or until mixture starts to thicken.

Remove from heat and let mixture cool. (If you are in a hurry, you can set pan in cold water and stir occasionally until lukewarm). Add vanilla, coconut, and pecans and stir.

Spread on top and between layers of cake and enjoy!

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This recipe came from my husbands Grandmother and has been a favorite of our whole family for many years. It is easy to make and tastes much better than the "canned" variety and there are no preservatives or additives.

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