German Chocolate Cake


Make a great German chocolate cake with this easy recipe. The coconut and pecan frosting is deliciously dreamy.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 13x9-inch pan


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package Pillsbury® Moist Supreme® German Chocolate Cake Mix

  • 1 cup water

  • 3 large eggs

  • ½ cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil

  • 1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk, divided

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • cup chopped pecans

  • cup flaked coconut

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 13x9-inch baking pan.

  2. Beat cake mix, water, eggs, oil, and 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, combine remaining sweetened condensed milk, butter, and egg yolk in a medium saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until thickened, about 6 minutes. Add pecans, coconut, and vanilla; mix well. Allow frosting to cool slightly.

  5. Spread frosting over warm cake. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

378 Calories
18g Fat
38g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 378
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 33mg 1%

* 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.

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