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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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How to Make Thicker Frosting | Duncan Hines®

How to Make Thicker Frosting | Duncan Hines®


Turn it Vegetarian

Turn it Vegetarian

My kiddo is allergic to eggs, so baking a regular cake presents a problem. Here is my solution: Replace the eggs on the back of the box with either flavored soda or applesauce. There is no exact amount. You just add it in until you get the right consistency. Less than one can of coke or root beer for a dark cake, sprite for a white cake, or a flavored soda for a flavored cake or about a cup of applesauce for any flavor should be enough to take care of your vegetarian baking needs!!





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