I want to can German Chocolate Cake frosting.
I would use a water bath.
Has anyone ever tried this?
Can it be done successfully?
Betty, if your recipe is at all similar to the one I use, likely not possible. My infrequently made german chocolate cake frosting recipe has evap milk, egg yolks, butter - any one of those ingredients would exclude it from safe canning.
Is there some reason you'd like this cooked ahead of time and shelf stable? A german chocolate cake, frosted, will freeze reasonably well, you might be able to freeze the frosting separately but its not something I've tried.
This post was edited by morz8 on Tue, Aug 12, 14 at 23:19
I've frozen the coconut-pecan frosting (same thing as G. Choc?) I put on DH's birthday cake. It thaws fine. Never tried freezing a frosted cake.
No way I'd can that! It freezes beautifully.