German Chocolate Cake

A variation of chocolate cake, German chocolate cake is layered and topped typically with a coconut-pecan frosting. This rich, scrumptious dessert began its rise to popularity in the late 1950s.

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Swoon Over German Chocolate Cake

Take a bite of German chocolate cake and you have a whole new idea of what a cake can be. The rich, moist layers of chocolate cake are good enough to stand on their own, but once they're slathered with a thick coat of gooey caramel icing studded with pecans and coconut, it's game over. But don't pull out your lederhosen just yet.

Total: 1 hr 5 mins

German Chocolate Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

This chocolate cake with coconut-pean topping deserves special attention. Cakes require accurate oven temperatures to bake to perfection. Check oven temperatures occasionally. In too-hot ovens, cakes may develop tunnels and cracks. Too-cool oven cause cakes to become coarse.

Black Forest Trifle

The Food Channel

This traditional German Black Forest Cake is made with fresh whipped cream and is decadently rich and juicy.

Chocolate Glazed Cake Mix Doughnuts

Ladies' Home Journal

Try vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or funfetti cake mix for the base of this chocolate glazed doughnut recipe.

Pecan-Laced German Chocolate Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate is the star of this dessert recipe, but coffee is a key ingredient because it deepens the flavor of the chocolate.

German-Chocolate Pound Cake

Taste of the South
Total: 1 hr 20 mins

Love Note Cupcakes

Better Homes and Gardens

German Chocolate Wafer Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Drop three convenience items Including wager cookies) in your grocery cart and you'll have everything you need to create these insanely simple treats. Using waxed paper beneath the wire rack makes cleanup a snap.

Total: 30 mins

German Chocolate Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Topped with toasted pecans and coconut, these low-fat cookies get a healthy boost from antioxidant-rich dark chocolate.

German Chocolate Bar Cookies

Family Circle

Try this German favorite for your next party. The crunchy, chocolatey cookies feature Nabisco wafers, flaked coconut and chopped pecans and can be made in just 35 minutes.

Malt Shop Cupcakes

Midwest Living

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Better Homes and Gardens

For a quick and easy shortcut, start with bakery cupcakes or prepare from a cake mix. Top each cupcake with a circle of frosty ice cream and the embellishments of your choice.

Shortcut German-Chocolate Cake

Midwest Living

Coconut, pecans and caramel make a sweet sauce for a twist on German chocolate cake.

How to Make Chocolate Cake

How can you not love a concoction that has names like Devil's Food or Chocolate Decadence? It's no wonder we give chocolate cake names that suggest naughtiness on our part. Whether you prefer traditional German chocolate, flourless dark chocolate or molten lava cakes with gooey centers, this treat can seem downright sinful--which is exactly why you should know how to make chocolate cake.

Our Best Chocolate Cake Recipes

We've gathered our best chocolate cake recipes one unique recipe collection.

Vegan Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Layer Cake

Packed with rich dark chocolate, plenty of fall spices, and a secret creamy ingredient, this decadent pumpkin cake sure doesn't taste vegan!

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