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German Chocolate Cake

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We suggest putting the coconut and pecans right in the frosting to make this German Chocolate Cake extra special. But anyway you make it, German Chocolate is bound to please.

  • Hands-On Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 25 Minutes
  • Servings: 12 Slices
  • Difficulty: Super Simple
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Ingredients

  • 1 package Duncan Hines® Signature German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • Water, oil and eggs called for on cake mix package
  • 1½ cups chopped pecans, divided
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup evaporated milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ⅓ cup butter or margerine
  • 1⅓ cups flaked coconut
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. Combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs in a large bowl.
  3. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped pecans by hand.
  4. Pour cake batter into prepared pans.
  5. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool cakes on wire rack for 25 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and cool completely.
  7. Combine sugar, evaporated milk, egg yolks and butter in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently; remove from heat. Stir in coconut, remaining 1 cup pecans and vanilla. Let stand 20 minutes.
  8. Spread 1 cup of frosting on flat side of one cake layer, top with next cake layer and spread top with frosting. Garnish, if desired, with additional whole pecan halves.
  9. Baking Tip: This recipe is also terrific with Duncan Hines® Signature Swiss Chocolate Cake Mix

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Filled Layered Devils Food Pound Cake

Filled Layered Devils Food Pound Cake

Make Devils Food Pound cake as directed, except do a layer cake filled with Chocolate Mousse and frosted with a Fluffy White Frosting. Or this one is my favorite, again bake Devils Food Pound Cake as layers, fill with Cherry Pie Filling, reserve a third. On the top of the cake, in the center, place the remaining Cherry Pie Filling. Frost the sides with a fluffy white frosting around the cherry filling. Then crush in a food processor thin chocolate wafers, sprinkle on top of frosted cake


Greasing Cookie Sheets

Greasing Cookie Sheets

Only grease your cookie sheets if the recipe clearly calls for you to do so. Cool and wipe sheets clean with a paper towel between batches if necessary.





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