The BEST homemade German Chocolate Cake with layers of coconut pecan frosting and chocolate frosting. This cake is incredible! My whole family loves this recipe so much.
Growing up there were seven people in my family, and almost every single one of us would ask for this German Chocolate Cake for our birthday.
I was super lucky, being a twin, because my mom would make both of my favorites! German chocolate cake for my sister, and carrot cake for me! What better than a little sliver of each for your birthday?
My mom always made it inside-out, with the coconut frosting in between the layers and on top of the cake, and homemade chocolate frosting covering the outside.
WHAT IS GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE? The name German chocolate cake is a little deceiving as it is not actually a German dessert and traditionally the cake is a lighter colored cake with a mild chocolate taste and the entire cake is usually covered in coconut pecan frosting. My families version is a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting covering the cake and coconut frosting on top and in the center of the cake. This cake seriously can’t be beat, especially if you’re a chocolate lover!To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:
1 Box German Chocolate cake mix
1 3oz box instant vanilla pudding
3 large eggs
1/3-1/2cup oil (depending on cake mix brand)
1 1/4 cup water (depending on cake mix brand)
1 8 oz cream cheese – soft
1 scant cup granulated sugar
1 12oz frozen whipped topping (I couldn’t find 12oz and used 9oz)
1 scant cup confectioners sugar
1 cup chopped pecans (or nuts of choice)
1 Giant Hershey bar – grated (not regular size)
how to make :
Combine cake mix, vanilla pudding, eggs, and oil & water according to cake mix package instructions.
Beat until smooth and pour into two 8″ pans – greased & floured or sprayed with something like Bakers Joy (I spray them). Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
Remove and cool layers.
With a STAND ALONE MIXER (important! unless you have a REALLY strong arm!) beat cream cheese and granulated sugar for 20 minutes.
Add in confectioners sugar and beat just until smooth.
Fold in whipped topping, chopped pecans, and grated Hershey bar.