Belongs to cokerlj German Chocolate Cake with Filling and Icing 
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I use a Duncan Hines Cake mix called Swiss Chocolate or German Chocolate.
ANDOHMYGOSH! THIS FILLING AND ICING IS WOW SWEET!!
This recipe calls for a two layer cake…I WANTED A THREE LAYER CAKE! So I baked two cake mixes and did three layers. The left-over batter I made cupcakes for those that didn’t want the filling and just iced the cupcakes with the chocolate icing. That being said, I also one and one/halfed the recipes for the filling and the icing to make sure I had enough for the 3 layer cake and cupcakes!

You might need to buy:
  • light brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • butter
  • large egg yolks
  • evaporated milk
  • vanilla extract
  • chopped pecans
  • shredded sweetened coconut
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  • Chocolate Frosting -
  • butter
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • powdered sugar
  • evaporated milk
  • vanilla
  • Coconut/Pecan Filling -
Belongs to cokerlj Cream Cheese Icing 
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I’ve had bad experience with cream cheese icing…just too sweet. This is both tangy and just the right amount of sweet!

You might need to buy:
  • sifted confectioners sugar
  • softened salted butter
  • softened unsalted butter
  • pure vanilla extract
Belongs to cokerlj The Best Frosting 

Haven’t tried. All notes are from the original poster of this recipe.
Note: this frosting takes a bit of advance planning since the frosting needs time to cool so plan ahead! Originally, I put a note on here that was included in the original recipe that the frosting keeps in the refrigerator and then can be rewhipped, but I had to delete that note because every time I have tried it, it has been a major bust. After I have refrigerated it and rewhipped, it separates and never becomes satiny and delicious again. You may find different results but in good faith I have to say that in my experience, this frosting is best made and used fresh. Finally, I pipe a lot of cakes for my kids’ birthdays (think: Spiderman covered in Wilton stars) and although I haven’t tried it, I highly suspect that an hour or so of chilling time will lend this frosting nicely to being piped. When I try it, because I will, I’ll update the recipe with my notes.

This frosting is so magically delicious, it would be perfect on everything from sugar cookies to pumpkin bars to cake. Options are endless!

You might need to buy:
  • pure vanilla extract
  • granulated sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • cornstarch
  • salt

Perfect for Gingerbread houses!
Dries hard but edible.

You might need to buy:
  • powdered sugar
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Water
  • Egg Whites

Haven’t tried…but good to know.
Makes a perfect, shiny glaze.

You might need to buy:
  • powdered sugar
  • milk
  • light corn syrup
  • almond flavoring OR flavoring of your choice
Belongs to cokerlj Never Fail Frosting (A 7-Minute Frosting) 
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This is a different version of my other seven minute frosting.

You might need to buy:
  • granulated sugar
  • cream of tartar
  • cold water
  • light corn syrup
  • salt
  • vanilla
Belongs to cokerlj Cool Whipped Frosting 
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This is really GOOD!! This will DEFINITELY replace my overly sweet powdered sugar icing on many of my cakes. Bet you could even use “Sugar Free” varieties of the cool whip and vanilla pudding!

You might need to buy:
  • instant vanilla pudding mix
  • vanilla extract
  • milk
Belongs to cokerlj Decorators Buttercream Icing 
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For decorating cakes with designs, etc.

You might need to buy:
  • Crisco solid shortening
  • .......
  • liquid consisting of the following:
  • clear vanilla
  • salt
  • Add water to equal the 1/2 cup
Belongs to cokerlj 7 Minute Frosting 
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There is another version in this book.

You might need to buy:
  • vanilla
  • cold water
  • light corn syrup
  • salt
  • cream of tartar
  • white sugar
Belongs to cokerlj Seven Minute Frosting 
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This is the 7-minute frosting that I use.
I have read other recipes for 7-minute type icings…they all call for using a double boiler…I haven’t used one and if you keep your heat low enough you shouldn’t need one. An old stand-by recipe from my days at Lone Star Gas Company home ec department in the 1970’s.

You might need to buy:
  • water
  • light corn syrup
  • sugar
  • egg whites
  • salt
  • cream of tartar