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German Chocolate Cake

By: Amanda Formaro from
Updated October 19, 2021
German Chocolate Cake
German Chocolate Cake

"This gorgeous tiered German chocolate cake is swoon-worthy. Coconut pecan filling provides a delicate crunch between layers of moist cake. This impressive homemade German chocolate cake has tall decadent layers of moist chocolate cake, coconut-pecan filling, and chocolate frosting. This gorgeous 3-tiered German chocolate cake is swoon-worthy. Coconut pecan filling provides a delicate crunch between layers of chocolate cake. Traditionally, this cake is slathered with coconut pecan frosting, but this chocolate frosting version adds another layer of depth to an already amazing cake and it sure beats the boxed cake mix! "


Preparation Time10 min

Cooking MethodOven

Cooking Vessel Size9 inch pie pan, stand mixer


  • 4 ounces bakers German Chocolate
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 15.5 ounce Coconut Pecan Frosting
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 32 ounce Chocolate Frosting
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray cake pans with non-stick spray and line with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl place the chocolate and water. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Whisk well and reheat another 15-30 seconds if needed until the mixture is smooth. Set aside.

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