This past weekend I had a cake tasting for an upcoming wedding and one of the requested flavors was German Chocolate Cake. Well, I’ve never made a German Chocolate Cake, but I’m always up for a new chocolate recipe, so I went for it.
Since most of the cakes I do start with a cake mix, that’s where I started for this cake too. I read through a recipe in the Cake Mix Doctor book and adapted it to my liking!
It turned out soooo yummy! I’m huge chocolate fan so in my opinion, you can’t really go wrong with any chocolate cake, but this cake was just scrumptious!!
For the frosting, I made my usual chocolate buttercream recipe (cut in half) with a few modifications and the addition of cream cheese, of course! The addition of cream cheese might have made this my new favorite frosting… it was just SO creamy and perfect and wonderful!
I might have eaten a few spoonfuls straight out of the bowl.
I could have eaten it straight of the bowl with a spoon, but I didn’t ! Next time, I might even try it with a little more cream cheese to see what happens… it was fantastic!
Now, before you yell at me, I didn’t do the typical German Chocolate Cake frosting – where there is coconut and pecans actually mixed into the frosting, but that’s just a technicality, right?
There are pecans. There is coconut. There is chocolate. All is good. However, if you don’t like the coconut and/or pecans, you could easily omit them from this cake and it would still be delectable!!
Any questions or comments about this recipe? Please leave me a comment!
And here’s my recipe: