Cover bottoms of 3 (9-inch) round pans with parchment; spray sides with cooking spray. As mentioned, I suggest using a six to nine inch round cake baking pan, the number depending upon your cake needs. German chocolate is so well-known that you can make a devil’s food cake, top it with German chocolate cake and many would argue with you that it is a German chocolate cake because of … Gently stir in the coconut pecan icing. Sam German was the inventor of the sweet chocolate produced by the Baker's Chocolate Company. You get all of the taste with less cholesterol. You can also substitute the water for milk (or buttermilk) to make an even richer cake. Makes 2-cups. Once the cake and the frosting have cooled completely, fold the coconut and pecans into the frosting. This recipe also calls for buttermilk. ... German chocolate frosting. NOTE If you plan on having left over cake and frosting, store the cake in the fridge un-frosted. Baking Tips Before getting started with the cake batter, place a pot of water on the stove to boil so that it’s ready to go when you need it. Spread this frosting on top of Sourdough Chocolate Cake or Chocolate Cupcakes. Update: This Easy German Chocolate Cake recipe has been a family favorite for a long time, so I’ve updated it with a video and new photos and am sharing it again for new readers who may have missed it the first time around, or haven’t made it yet. Remember the dry mix that you used to be able to make your own frosting for German Chocolate cakes? Spread it on the layers and sides of your chocolate cake. Combine everything except the icing with an electric mixer or whisk. Place in fridge until frosting is just firm enough to spread. German chocolate cake, on the other hand, is known for its caramel-flavored icing laced with coconut and pecans. Made with coconut and walnut pieces. Microwave Makes about 2 cups. The cake obtained its name from the chocolate used to make the cake which was "Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate". 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. Spread it on the layers and sides of your chocolate cake. The frosting tends to separate a bit when stored and can benefit from some a quick stir before eating. This take on an old classic is made with coconut and walnut pieces, as well as fat-free evaporated milk. The German chocolate cake frosting will freeze well for up to 3 months too, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and mix well before frosting the cake. This works great!! Use immediately) All you need is German chocolate cake mix, coconut pecan icing, eggs, water, & oil. We will be using unsweetened baking chocolate instead of the usual sweetened chocolate.. 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