German Chocolate Layer Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

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When it comes to a homemade chocolate cake recipe, you have to have a German chocolate cake recipe. From the icing to the cake to the fillings, German Chocolate Cake is a must have recipe.

From the first bite to the last, the flavors are amazing. Rich and creamy, sweet and crunchy, it’s a recipe you absolutely must try.

What is German Chocolate Cake Frosting?
This is a classic German chocolate cake icing recipe. German chocolate cake is known for its rich icing. This coconut and pecan icing is not a whipped frosting like buttercream, but rather a runny icing. When you make this icing, it coats the top of the cake and then spreads over the sides.


4 ounces of semi-sweet baking chocolate

½ cup of water

2 cups granulated sugar

1 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

4 large eggs

1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla

1 cup of milk 2

2 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon of salt

Coconut and pecan frosting

1 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar, packed

2 cups of evaporated milk

6 egg yolks

2 teaspoons of vanilla

2 ½ cups of coconut flakes

2 cups pecans, chopped

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