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Monday, March 22, 2010

something swEEt**

....so last week i discovered something sweet and tasty and thought i should share it with all of you wonderful readers...i discovered a super easy to make German chocolate cake frosting, one of my favorites, but not in the traditional way! its a little different but just as good and this new way gives it a world of possibilities beyond the cakE!

Coconut-Pecan frosting (ALY style)

1 c. sugar
1 T water
put in a sauce pot and bring to a caramel stage
then add:
2 oz. heavy cream
1 package cream cheese
1 c. shredded coconut
1/2 toasted pecans
1 T. vanilla

thats it! 
so this frosting is playable enough that you could roll it into balls and cover with chocolate to make truffles....or drop littler balls in the middles of a brownie cupcake for a gooey filling. there is just so much you can do! 

**this has no eggs and you could substitute something like toffee or oatmeal for the nuts or just leave them out completely....this on top of that pound cake made with some cocoa powder and german baking chocolate would be heaven! there are so many possibilities! Have FUN!
You could also leave the coconut and pecans out all together and use this is a dip for fruit....or a caramel cake frosting....or drizzle over cookies....i could go on and on, but i'm stopping!

Happy Eating! 
Enjoy the process!

1 comment:

  1. Yum! That sounds de-lish! Haven't had a good German choc. cake in ages. Thanks for sharing!