Kit Katchen's Note:
I never liked German Chocolate cake until I met my husband and got this recipe from my mother in law. It is soooo good! It's also horribly unhealthy for you but sometimes it's worth it to indulge! I always have to make it for my hubby's birthday and now my dad's birthday as well! As a note, this recipe is for the icing & we just buy a box of mix for the cake. Please note a few things: 1) Be sure to stir the mix every few seconds on the stove to avoid sticking 2) Be sure the mix comes to a strong, rolling boil to provide a smooth texture by reducing those sugar grains 3) This is a caramel type icing and won't adhere to the sides of the cake well 4) I usually premeasure the milk, coconut, & pecans to help things move along quickly. Enjoy!!
My Private Note
Units: US | Metric
- 510.29 g box betty crocker German chocolate cake mix
- 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 78.07 ml oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 314.66 ml water (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 236.59 ml butter (not margarine)
- 118.29 ml milk
- 354.88 ml brown sugar
- 29.58 ml flour
- 473.18 ml coconut
- 473.18 ml chopped pecans
- 1Bake cake according to package directions. I use 2 round pans to layer it.
- 2Cut the butter into pieces & set aside.
- 3In a saucepan, stir the flour and sugar over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
- 4Add the butter pieces & pour in the milk. Stir well.
- 5Reduce heat to medium low (usually 3 or 4 on my stove) & allow to come to a rolling boil. Remember to stir every few seconds or it will stick!
- 6Stir in the coconut & pecans.
- 7Mix well & remove from the heat.
- 8Allow to cool for only a minute or so before placing on the cake.
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Nutritional Facts for German Chocolate Cake Icing / Frosting
Serving Size: 1 (266 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1069.2
- Calories from Fat 664
- Total Fat 73.8 g
- Saturated Fat 32.6 g
- Cholesterol 132.8 mg
- Sodium 776.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 102.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 8.3 g
- Sugars 74.4 g
- Protein 9.8 g