German Chocolate Cake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Courtly

This is the perfect German Chocolate Cake

Top Review by Gay Gilmore

5 stars from the person whose birthday was the reason for this cake -- but in honesty I have to give it lower stars. The flavor, the moistness, everything lived up to expectations, but the recipe was very difficult to follow. There are problems I had with the cake recipe on my review there, but also the frosting seemed too sugary for my sweet tooth. I think the problem was that it moved past the thick stage into a watery stage again. I mean I think I let it boil just a little too long, but without another test for doneness it was hard to tell. I do recommend the recipe, and undoubtedly will be asked to do it again, because it was a hit!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Filling: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cook stirring for 1-2 minutes more.
  4. Let filling cool until spreadable.
  5. Will keep 1 week in refrigerator.
  6. Soften before using.
  7. Spread filling between cake layers and on top of cake.
  8. Ice sides with very soft ganache.
  9. Coat sides with pecans.

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