German Chocolate Cake Mix Recipe

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Coconut has always been a favorite of mine in anything. What a bonus to have this thick delicious sweet and yet creamy frosting over a chocolate style cake. If you haven't had it before you're in for quite the treat! The easiest cake using a mix is a bonus!

German Chocolate Cake Mix Recipe

1 package Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 package instant chocolate pudding
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup warm water
2 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans. Set aside.

In a large mixer bowl add all the ingredients and blend together for around 3 to 4 minutes except chips fold them in last. Divide evenly into the two prepared pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick is clean in the middle,  then cool completely on wire racks.

First I frost lightly with chocolate ganache then I add a light topping of the coconut frosting.

Chocolate Ganache:

8 ounces coarsely chopped semi sweet chocolate
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon butter

Heat cream in a small saucepan. Place chocolate in a bowl and pour the heated cream over it let sit for 5 minutes until chocolate softens stir in butter until smooth.

German Chocolate Frosting:

2 14 ounce cans sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups coconut
1 1/2  cups chopped pecans

Boil the milk butter and brown sugar for 25 or more minutes until mixture thickens like pudding. Stir in the coconut and pecans. 

To assemble cake:

Spread the first cake layer with the ganache unless you are stacking these cakes then you would use the coconut frosting first top with another cake then use the ganache with coconut frosting last.  I do two separate cakes. Mine showing is some ganache thinly spread on top of one layer of cake, then the coconut frosting on one round cake. I always freeze one since we can't eat that much cake with two people!


  1. I am too a coconut fan. The cake must be heavenly with the combo of chocolate and coconut.

  2. Dear Claudia, This is my brother's favorite cake! Looks delicious.
    Hope all is well.
    xoxo Catherine


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