This cake is wonderful! My husband said it made him feel "dirty"-like he was cheating on his all time favorite German Chocolate. I did alter the recipe slightly. I used 3/4 cup heavy cream and 3/4 cup water in the cake batter instead of all water. I also toasted my pecans and used them in the cake and the icing. I decided to make a layer cake instead of the sheet cake so I made extra frosting. This cake is one you want to make if you want to impress someone-it's that good!
This was scrumptious!! It needs to be made a day ahead of time and refrigerated. I made it the same day it was to be eaten, and it was good then. But, after being in the fridge overnight, it was sooooo much better.
Loved this cake. Made as directed into cupcakes, frosted and rolled the tops in coconut, beautiful and yummy, thanks for sharing this recipe.
I absolutely love this recipe! No one will ever think you "cheated" and used a box mix instead of preparing from scratch! I made this for my mom on her birthday, and this has now become my signature dessert that I take to any gathering. I made it using 2 9" rounds and cooked for approx. 35 mins. I added a little extra coconut to the batter and added a couple of handfuls of GOLDEN RAISENS! (about a cup or a little more) Just gave a little surprise to the bite and made the inside of the cake so pretty. I also didnt ice the sides of the cake. I just put a generous amount of icing on the top of each layer, along with the coconut and allowed the cake to show through on the sides rather than being covered with icing. I felt that it gave it a more unique look. ENJOY!
This was wonderful! I made the cake exactly by the recipe for a gathering, & I've never seen one disappear so quickly. Nearly everyone was asking for the recipe, & they couldn't believe it was made with a cake mix. I even cheated and used canned cream cheese frosting (with coconut & pecans on top, of course), and they were shocked to hear that, too. It was absolutely delicious! It's going to be my go-to cake recipe from now on.
Stunning reviews from the teachers I made this for this week! I used 1/2 heavy cream and 1/2 water as suggested in another review. I also had a cake mix that was a few ounces shy of what the recipe called for, and even though I used the same call outs in this recipe it came out great! I might make a bit more frosting next time however, and would add toasted walnuts again like I did this time to both the cake and frosting.
I'm not going rate this recipe yet because I'm going to make it again. The top layer of my cake started to split when I was frosting it. I think I will put the cake in the refrigerator overnight next time before frosting. The cake still was very good. My hubby had several pieces and really enjoyed it.
This cake is so easy and delicious. My husband asks for EVERY time
Delicious! I added vanilla to the cake and used half milk, half water (i always do that). Was a hit!
I loved the Italian cake mix cake, but my children and hubby do not like coconut that much, ca I skip it or replace with ???