A German Chocolate Bundt cake, coated with ground pecans and well imbibed with coffee liqueur.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 10 inch Bundt pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 10 inch Bundt pan. Place the ground nuts in pan and roll the pan around to coat the inside with nuts.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and pudding mix. Make a well in the center and pour in eggs, oil, coffee liqueur and water. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat 4 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Pour sauce over the cake while still in the pan. Let stand 30 minutes before removing from pan.

  • To make the sauce: In a saucepan, combine sugar, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup coffee liqueur and margarine. Bring to a boil, then continue to boil for 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

519 calories; protein 4.7g 9% DV; carbohydrates 66g 21% DV; fat 23.4g 36% DV; cholesterol 62mg 21% DV; sodium 559.4mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2009
WOW THIS CAKE IS SO MOIST AND DELISH.I ADDED 2TBPS MORE OF LIQUEUR TO THE SAUCE ALSO FOR THE SAUCE I ADDED LIQUEUR AFTER I BOILED SUGAR MIX POKED HOLES IN CAKE AND POURED SAUCE IN SLOWLY.THIS IS VERY GOOD WITH OR WITHOUT ICE CREAM. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/19/2020
Unfortunately, I did not experience the great cake that so many of these other reviews talk about. First, this recipe must have been written before the sizes of the cake mix and pudding have decreased. Due to this, I put a slightly lower amount of oil and water into the mix. Next, the cake tasted a lot like a straight box cake. I had hoped the extra ingredients would have made it taste more homemade. Finally, there was so much sauce and I could not get the cake to absorb much of it in the center (even with the holes). The sauce ended up being a mostly messy greasy liquid around the cake plate. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2009
WOW THIS CAKE IS SO MOIST AND DELISH.I ADDED 2TBPS MORE OF LIQUEUR TO THE SAUCE ALSO FOR THE SAUCE I ADDED LIQUEUR AFTER I BOILED SUGAR MIX POKED HOLES IN CAKE AND POURED SAUCE IN SLOWLY.THIS IS VERY GOOD WITH OR WITHOUT ICE CREAM. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2007
Unbelievably good cake. Made this for a July 4th celebration and several people had two pieces at the party. The only thing I will change next time is I will save some of the sauce to pour over the top of the cake once I have removed it from the bundt pan. Even out the liqueur flavor throughout the cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2003
This is a great "adult" cake to serve company. Oddly it seems less sweet than most cakes. I have used any type of chocolate cake mix I happen to have on hand. Everyone loves it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2010
5 Stars for EASY - 4 for taste. Second time I made I didn't have all the right ingredients so I modified a bit with crushed Chocolate Chip Teddy Grahams and peanuts for the crust instant vanilla pudding instead of chocolate and instant coffee diluted with water instead of liqueur - we liked it just the same. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2012
Holy Toledo! This cake is fantastic! I used what I had or didn't have on hand. I didn't have any pudding mix so I just cut the eggs back to 3. I had both Coffee Liqueur and Creme de Cocoa so I put the creme de cocoa in the cake and used the coffee liqueur for the sauce. Also with the sauce I think I just used all liqueur and no water (it's been that kind of week) and I was running very low on margarine/butter so I used Cream of Coconut I had on hand. FABULOUS CAKE!! I was worried my cake would stick to my obstinate bundt pan so I dusted the pan with sugar. The result of everything including the sugar dusting was a wonderfully sauced cake a lightly crunchy coating drool worthy sauce (what didn't soak into the cake making it super moist) a great texture and a cake that holds itself together. It was a little rich but then again my makeshift ingredients were sweeter than called for. At any rate this is a new staple!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2010
Wow! This was fantastic!! You definitely want to poke many holes in the cake after it bakes. I used about an eighth of a cup more of the coffee liqueur to pour over the cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2010
YUMMY!! Just made this for the 2nd time now. Its going to be a new fav in my house. I also poked holes in the cake this time before pouring sauce over it and used more liqueur than water in the sauce. MMM MMM MMM Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2017
Wow this cake is delicious. Followed recipe pretty closely except for: adding sugar sprinkled into the buttered pan along with pecans. Also since cake mixes are smaller now I added 2 Tbsp. Cocoa and a pinch of baking soda to the dry ingredients. This made it very chocolatey and took the edge off the sweetness. Made this for a book club Christmas Party and it was a hit. Next time I will try using cold coffee in stead of water in the cake mix. Sauce / syrup was delicious addition and made the cake. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2010
Ever since making this for friends the first time it's requested any time I ask if I can bring dessert! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/19/2020
Unfortunately, I did not experience the great cake that so many of these other reviews talk about. First, this recipe must have been written before the sizes of the cake mix and pudding have decreased. Due to this, I put a slightly lower amount of oil and water into the mix. Next, the cake tasted a lot like a straight box cake. I had hoped the extra ingredients would have made it taste more homemade. Finally, there was so much sauce and I could not get the cake to absorb much of it in the center (even with the holes). The sauce ended up being a mostly messy greasy liquid around the cake plate. Read More
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