Save the Recipe for German Chocolate Layer Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting
When it comes to a homemade chocolate cake recipe, you have to have a German chocolate cake recipe. From the icing to the cake to the toppings, German Chocolate Layer Cake is a must-have recipe.
From the first bite to the last, the flavors are amazing. Rich and creamy, sweet and crunchy, this is a recipe you have to try.
What is German Chocolate Cake Icing
This is a classic German Chocolate Cake Icing Recipe. German Chocolate layered Cake is known for the very rich icing. This coconut pecan frosting is not a whipped icing like buttercream but is more of a pourable icing. When you make this icing, it will coat the top of the cake and then drizzle over the sides.
- 4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
- ½ cup water
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 4 large eggs
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup 2 % milk
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 cups evaporated milk
- 6 egg yolks
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 ½ cups coconut flakes
- 2 cups pecans, chopped