This German Chocolate Cake is a rich and indulgent dessert that combines layers of moist chocolate cake with a creamy coconut pecan frosting. Perfect for any special occasion or just as a sweet treat, this recipe is sure to impress your family and friends. Enjoy!

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes | Serves: 12


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, alternating with the buttermilk.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. For the frosting, combine the evaporated milk, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat.
  9. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens, about 10-15 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat and stir in the pecans and coconut. Let cool slightly before frosting the cake.
  11. Spread the frosting between the layers and on top of the cake. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 450 || Carbohydrates: 58g || Protein: 5g || Fat: 22g || Saturated Fat: 12g || Cholesterol: 100mg || Sodium: 280mg || Fiber: 3g || Sugar: 42g

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