German Chocolate Cake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 640.9
  • Total Fat: 34.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 131.8 mg
  • Sodium: 379.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 77.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 8.8 g

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Definitely not low-fat or low-cal, but a fantastic cake to serve to guests! Taken from Definitely not low-fat or low-cal, but a fantastic cake to serve to guests! Taken from
Number of Servings: 12


    2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 cup butter, softened
    1 cup sour cream
    4 large eggs
    4 ounces sweet baking chocolate, melted
    1/2 cup milk
    3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

    3/4 cup evaporated milk
    1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
    1/2 cup butter
    1 can (3 1/2 ounces) flaked coconut, or about 1 1/3 cups
    1 cup chopped pecans


Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, butter, sour cream, eggs, chocolate, milk, and vanilla. Beat with mixer at low speed until blended. Increase mixer to high and beat 2 minutes longer. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for about 35 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Remove to racks to cool completely.

Make topping.
In a saucepan over medium heat, bring evaporated milk, brown sugar, and butter to a full boil; remove from heat. Stir in coconut and pecans. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

When cake is cool, place one layer on cake platter; spoon half of the coconut mixture onto the layer. Top with remaining cake layer and top with remaining topping. Serves 12.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MRSNEWELL.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    did you read this? "Not all recipes on the site have to be completely healthy since moderation is one key to a healthy lifestyle."

    - 11/7/11

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used a box cake mix, but I needed the frosting recipe. I got rave reviews tonight when I served it! - 4/1/11

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    Thanks for posting this - I needed a really good German Choc cake recipe for a special birthday cake and this one is perfect!
    Easy to make but everybody commented that it was the best one they ever tasted!

    Update - I made this cake for a birthday and it was a huge success-"best cake ever!"
    - 2/10/12

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    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Why did you put this on here? This is a healthy recipe site. Eating almost 1/2 of your daily calories and more than 3/4 of your fat in one piece of cake is far from healthy. Please do not put any more recipes like this on this site. - 10/18/11