Thursday, March 18, 2010

German Chocolate Cake

It was my wonderful fiancé's birthday last week, and he requested a german chocolate cake. I've never made one of these before! I did some research though, and did you know that german chocolate cake didn't come from Germany at all? It came from a guy in the United States named Sam German who worked for Baker's Chocolate Company. He invented a mildly sweet dark chocolate, and they named it after him. Hence, German Chocolate! Now for today's recipe...

Coconut Pecan Frosting
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup granulated sugar
3 beaten egg yolks
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cups shredded coconut
1 cup roasted pecans

Add everything except for the coconut and pecans in a 2 quart saucepan. It is very important that you add the egg yolks when everything is cold, because they will scramble if you add them later on. Cook this mixture over medium heat for about 12 minutes, then add the coconut and roasted pecans. (Note: to roast pecans, I just spread them out on a baking sheet and broil them for a couple of minutes. It's really easy.) The frosting will be too thin to spread at this point, but it will thicken as it cools. I recommend using this as a filling and topping, but if you want to use it to cover the entire cake then I would double the recipe for sure. Happy eating!


  1. Nicole I love that you have a food blog and this cake looks divine. Love the lines in the frosting, very simple and chic. Yum. And congrats on your engagement!

  2. Oh my. I LOVE German chocolate cake. The frosting is to die for. This looks delish!

  3. Sweet blog Nicole! I mean yummy sweet too! German Chocolate is Geoffrey's favorite, but I confess, I usually let a bakery take care of that for me! This looks so yummy, I'm going to try it for sometime.