Today (October 2) is my husband's birthday.
He doesn't want the ordinary birthday cake with the creamy icing decorated with flowers and pretty writing. He wants and has always wanted german chocolate cake. He loves german chocolate cake!
Well I make the cake from a mix. But I have the best german chocolate icing recipe there is. I hate coconut, but I love this icing. I could just get a spoon and eat it from the pan.
With these ingredients it has to be good.
RECIPE for GERMAN CHOCOLATE ICING
1 stick margarine
1 cup sugar
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup evaporated milk
Combine the above together and stir over medium heat until thickened - about 12 minutes. Then add.....
1 1/3 cups coconut
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts ( I use black walnuts )
Cool and spread on cake.
Here are the first 5 ingredients cooked and waiting for the coconut and nuts to be added.
Mixing in the nuts and coconut...
Spreading it on....
The finished product......
I didn't have enough candles, so we settled for six.
p.s. As always he loved the cake!
If you like german chocolate cake, try this recipe, it's easy and it's sooo good. Ask my husband, he'll tell you.