Boiled Coconut Pecan Frosting

Boiled Coconut Pecan Frosting

Boiled Coconut Pecan Frosting


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half (milk or cream)
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Step 1
Melt butter in sauce pan and add pecans. Stir, and for a toasted nutty flavor cook pecans for 1-2 minutes.
Step 2
Add sugars, and stir until dissolved.
Step 3
Add half and half and stir, simmer on low heat.
Step 4
Add coconut and stir constantly on a simmer for 1-2 minutes to reduce and thicken frosting.
Step 5
Remove from heat, and pour on cake while warm, and spread to cover top surface.
Step 6
You can also place the frosted cake under the broiler to get a crunchier top, but you have to be very observant and remove when it bubbles to avoid burning the sugar.