Coconut Pecan Frosting Recipe

Coconut Pecan Frosting Recipe

How to make coconut pecan frosting?

Though this frosting tastes good on any cake, it’s a perfect match for our German Chocolate cake. Make a double batch of layer cakes.


Feel like overindulging? Top our olive oil brownies with this frosting.

Coconut Pecan Fosting Recipe

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Coconut Pecan Frosting Recipe


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 8 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, milk, egg yolks and butter.
  2. Cook over medium heat, constantly stirring until mixture thickens.
  3. Just when the mixture starts boiling around the edges, reduce heat to low, and continue to stir for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Remove mixture from heat and add coconut and pecans.
  5. Let frosting cool.