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German Chocolate cake frosting

kemi5 Mar 21, 2010 12:39 PM

It's a lazy Sunday so I thought I would bake a German Chocolate cake. I have all but one ingredient SO has anyone successfully substituted chopped almonds for pecans in the frosting?

  1. greygarious Mar 21, 2010 01:19 PM

    There's no reason not to use whatever kind of nut you happen to have.

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    1. re: greygarious
      todao Mar 21, 2010 01:32 PM

      Ditto - just don't forget the coconut

      1. re: todao
        petitgateau Mar 21, 2010 02:31 PM

        and CI has a phenomenal recipe

        1. re: petitgateau
          kemi5 Mar 21, 2010 03:37 PM

          Thanks all for your replies. @ petitgateau - what is CI? Perhaps Culinary Institute?

          1. re: kemi5
            greygarious Mar 21, 2010 04:21 PM

            Cook's Illustrated magazine. Not using acronyms unless the term has already been fully spelled out in previous posts on the particular thread is a courtesy I wish more Chowhounds practiced.

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      kemi5 Mar 21, 2010 05:09 PM

      much thanks greygarious. ahhh...I might have known but I don't subscribe to that magazine any longer. I did see that CI has a free, albeit limited on-line recipe search which I promptly bookmarked. I went ahead with my standard recipe which is quite good already. my one disappointment was that the frosting looked so blah, and blond without the added color from the toasted pecans. indeed improvising allows one to use surplus food products which is always a good thing.

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