Easy German Chocolate Cake Recipe

Easy German Chocolate Cake Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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This amazing German chocolate cake will surely be a hit when served to your family. This decadent treat by The Stay At Home Chef on YouTube is super easy and simple to make, plus, you can serve this at special events, such as birthdays or family gatherings, too! Learn how to whip this up by following the instructions down below.



Cake batter

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract

Coconut-pecan filling

  • ½ cup salted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 12-ounce can of evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Chocolate buttercream (optional)

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar


Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, then grease two 9-inch round cake pans with butter, and dust them with flour or cocoa powder tapping out the excess. Prepare the cake batter in a large mixing bowl or a stand mixer, simply add the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, then give them a good stir until well combined, add the eggs, buttermilk, warm water, oil, and vanilla, and beat them together over medium speed until smooth. Divide the batter into the two prepared pans evenly, then let them bake in the preheated oven for about 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cakes cool on a wire rack for about 15 minutes, then unmold them, and continue to let them cool on the wire rack completely.


Step 2

Now, prepare the pecan filling. Place a medium-sized saucepan on a stove over medium heat, then melt the butter, and add the sugar. Whisk them together and cook until well combined and the sugar has browned or caramelized. Add the egg yolks, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract, then let them cook over medium heat for about 12 to 14 minutes or until it has thickened while stirring occasionally. Remove the saucepan from heat, then stir in the coconut flakes and pecans, and let it cool completely while stirring occasionally until it has a spreadable consistency.

Easy To Make German Chocolate Cake
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Step 3

Now, the frosting or chocolate buttercream is completely optional, but if you want to make it as well, simply beat the butter in a mixing bowl until fluffy, then add the cocoa powder and vanilla extract, and continue to beat them together until combined. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time and beat to combine in between each addition, then transfer the mixture into two piping bags, and set aside. You can now assemble the cake. Spread half of the coconut pecan filling in between two cake layers, then spread the frosting around the outside of the cake, pipe and decorate the top, and spread the leftover coconut pecan filling at the center. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

How To Make German Chocolate Cake
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Easy German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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