Duncan Hines® German Chocolate Cake

We suggest putting the coconut and pecans right in the frosting to make this German Chocolate Cake extra special. But any way you make it, German Chocolate is bound to please.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins
1 13x9-inch cake



  • 1 package Duncan Hines® Moist Deluxe® Swiss Chocolate Cake Mix

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  • cup granulated sugar

  • cup evaporated milk

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • cup butter or margarine

  • 1 ⅓ cups flaked coconut

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan.

  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans. Pour into pan.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

  4. For frosting, combine sugar, evaporated milk, egg yolks and butter in medium saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Add coconut, 1 cup pecans and vanilla extract. Stir until thick. Spread on top of cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

517 Calories
34g Fat
52g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 517
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 424mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 150mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.