German Chocolate Cake

24  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 55 min total
  • Makes 16 servings.

This classic cake is easy to make with a mix. The luscious coconut-pecan frosting has caramel and chopped chocolate sandwich cookies mixed in it.

German Chocolate Cake Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) German chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can (16 oz.) ready-to-spread vanilla frosting
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/3 cup thick caramel ice cream topping
  • 12 OREO Cookies, finely chopped


  • Preheat  oven to 350°F. Place cake mix, 1-1/4 cups water, oil and eggs in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour evenly into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
  • Bake  25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.
  • Mix  frosting, coconut, pecans and caramel topping. Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; spread with half of the frosting mixture. Top with 1/2 cup of the cookies; press gently into frosting. Cover with remaining cake layer. Repeat layers of frosting mixture and chopped cookies.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseEnjoy a serving of this classic cake on occasion with an icy cold glass of low-fat milk.

SubstitutePrepare as directed, using a devil's food cake mix.


Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 430 
    • Total fat 22 g
    • Saturated fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 40 mg
    • Sodium 320 mg
    • Carbohydrate 58 g
    • Dietary fiber 2 g
    • Total sugars 41 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 6 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 8 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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