I have a secret to share with you... I've never really liked German Chocolate Cake. I think the root of it is that I never really cared for coconut. I love chocolate. I love nuts. I love frosting. But I did not love coconut. Until I did.
I'm not sure when my tastes changed but when I started this cake business 4 years ago - I didn't like almond flavoring... and now I can't get enough of it. I didn't like coconut in my desserts... and now I could eat German Chocolate Cake Balls or Italian Cream Cupcakes every.single.day. I really couldn't tolerate Red Velvet Cake... well, I still hate Red Velvet, but that's another story for another day.
Anyway... I rarely make German Chocolate Cake - it's just not requested that often, but I was really happy that this last time I made it, I had a little extra batter and that's when I made these German Chocolate Cupcakes.
And boy-oh-boy where they amazing! I mean really, really that good. And the frosting is from scratch and it's good enough to eat straight from a spoon! Anyway, I'm getting off-track.
My uncle asked me to make this cake for him. He had never asked me to make a cake before, so I really wanted to do a good job. He asked for lots of the Coconut Pecan Frosting - so I doubled down and put LOTS of it between the layers. You don't have to do that - but I'm not going to tell you that you could ever have too much frosting, so go for it!
Anyway, if you're ready... here's the recipe:Print
This recipe was slightly adapted from The Cake Mix Doctor Returns cookbook.
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