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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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Baking cakes for troops

Baking cakes for troops

I would bake cakes for my nephew in Irag this way: Pour batter into canning jars 2/3 full. Bake as directed, EXCEPT put jars in a water bath. Prior to baking in oven, put top and screw on top loosly. When finished, remove the jars (they will be hot), and screw down completly. It forms its own vacuum. His buddies loved my packages. I did not frost the cakes. I also sent 'canned' NE clam chowder.


Fiber never was so easy to enjoy

Fiber never was so easy to enjoy

I sub in 1 cup of milled flax seed into Simple Mornings Triple Chocolate Muffin Mix and use 1 cup water instead of using the eggs, oil and water on the box. Makes for a great way to enjoy fiber and I swear it has helped me lose weight! Be careful not to over bake! I do add more chocolate chips too...





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