Sunday, September 2, 2012

Coconut Pecan Frosting

I made these last week for Cassy's birthday-she requested chocolate cupcakes with german chocolate frosting-not german chocolate cake-so I made the Hershey's recipe and topped them off with this delish frosting! yummm

Coconut Pecan Frosting
via Just a taste

4 large egg yolks
1 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
8 Tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ cups chopped pecans, toasted
2 cups lightly packed sweetened flaked coconut

Combine the egg yolks, sugar and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat until combined.
Beat in butter, then gradually beat in heavy cream and vanilla, scraping down sides as necessary.
Pour the mixture into a medium non-stick saucepan. Cook it over low heat, stirring constantly, for 15-20 minutes or just until the mixture thickens and begins to fluff.
Pour the mixture into a medium bowl and let cool until it is room temperature.
Stir in the chopped toasted pecans and flaked coconut.

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