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Easiest Way to Cook Tasty German Chocolate Sheet Cake with Coconut-Pecan Frosting

German Chocolate Sheet Cake with Coconut-Pecan Frosting. German chocolate cake is typically made as a chocolate layer cake with a sweet frosting loaded with shredded coconut and pecans. It's basically a snackable sheet cake. While the classic recipe uses a light, sweetened chocolate to flavor the cake, I prefer using a combo of unsweetened.

German Chocolate Sheet Cake with Coconut-Pecan Frosting Layers of fluffy chocolate cake and creamy coconut-pecan frosting come together in a towering, triple-decker German chocolate cake no one will be able to resist. Sure, a moist German chocolate cake is rich and decadent on its own, but no chocolate cake is complete without frosting. Our Coconut-Pecan Frosting Recipe is the perfect German chocolate cake icing. You can cook German Chocolate Sheet Cake with Coconut-Pecan Frosting using 18 ingredients and 9 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of German Chocolate Sheet Cake with Coconut-Pecan Frosting

  1. It’s 2 Cups of Flour.
  2. Prepare 2 Cups of Sugar.
  3. You need 1/2 Cup of Butter.
  4. You need 1 Cup of Water.
  5. You need 4 oz of Baking Chocolate (I used 1/4 c Cocoa Powder and 4 tsp oil).
  6. Prepare 1/2 Cup of Shortening.
  7. Prepare 1/2 Cup of Buttermilk (I used 1/2 Cup Vanilla Yogurt).
  8. It’s 1/2 tsp of Baking Soda.
  9. It’s 2 of Eggs.
  10. It’s 1 tsp of Vanilla.
  11. You need of ~*Icing Ingredients*~*.
  12. You need 1 Cup of Evaporated Milk.
  13. Prepare 1 Cup of Sugar.
  14. Prepare 3 of Egg Yolks.
  15. You need 1/2 Cup of Butter.
  16. It’s 1 1/3 Cup of Sweetened Shredded Coconut.
  17. Prepare 1 Cup of Chopped Pecans.
  18. Prepare 1 tsp of Vanilla.

This cake is not for people watching their calories or fat!! The recipe came from the Kraft website, and from a recipe I found on the side of a bar of baking chocolate. I made this cake for my parent's birthdays and it was a big hit. To assemble the cake, slice each cake in half horizontally.

German Chocolate Sheet Cake with Coconut-Pecan Frosting instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F..
  2. Spray a 15x10x1 inch baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside..
  3. In a large mixing bowl, measure flour and sugar. Set aside..
  4. In a medium sauce pan, combine butter, water, German Chocolate baking chocolate and shortening. Bring to a boil. After mixture reaches a boil, add it to the flour mixture and stir to combine..
  5. Add buttermilk, then baking soda, then eggs, then vanilla in that order, mixing in-between each addition..
  6. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  7. ~*Frosting Directions*~*.
  8. In a medium sauce pan over medium high heat combine milk, sugar egg yolks, and butter. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Stir constantly for about 12 minutes until thickened. Remove from heat and add coconut and pecans. Stir in vanilla. Spread over cake evenly and drizzle with hot fudge..
  9. FOR BEST RESULTS Put in Freezer for 30 minutes after frosting the cake. It will cool the icing but the cake will be slightly warm and melt in your mouth.

Sprinkle the top with toasted coconut and pecans. A classic German Chocolate cake with tender German chocolate cake, coconut pecan filling and chocolate frosting! Homemade German Chocolate Cake is always a favorite. Two layers of tender chocolate cake topped with a decadent coconut pecan frosting. The ooey-gooey coconut pecan frosting just gets me every time.