Frosting for German Chocolate Cake

This is a yummy frosting to top a German chocolate cake with. It is a traditional recipe with coconut and walnuts.

Frosting for German Chocolate Cake


  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


1 In a medium saucepan, combine the half and half, butter, sugar, yolks and cornstarch. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the coconut and walnuts. Cool to room temperature before frosting cake.

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