German Chocolate Cake

A hit ever since it was developed by Sam German for Baker's Chocolate Company, this cake is filled and topped with a coconut-pecan frosting. Browse more than 20 classic recipes and variations of German's chocolate cake.

Staff Picks

Willard Family German Chocolate Cake

Rating: 4.76 stars
This recipe has been in my family for a very long time. My great-grandma could make this with her eyes closed. My father was born on her birthday so she made this cake for him every year. Even shipped it to him in Korea when he was stationed there in the army.

German Chocolate Cake III

Rating: 4.64 stars
A spectacular German Chocolate cake made from scratch, using cake flour.

German Sweet Chocolate Cake I

Rating: 4.71 stars
This chocolate cake with coconut-pecan frosting is a favorite dish at all of our potlucks.

German Chocolate Cake Frosting

Rating: 4.69 stars
Coconut Pecan Frosting for German Chocolate Cake.

Clara's White German Chocolate Cake

Rating: 4.57 stars
This recipe was given to me by a dear friend, Clara, one of the best cooks I know. Decorate with Cream Cheese Frosting, or omit the coconut and pecans and decorate with German Chocolate Cake Frosting.

German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

Rating: 4.65 stars
This upside-down version of German chocolate cake is both quicker and easier then the traditional right side-up cake.

German Chocolate Cake I

Rating: 4.28 stars
German Chocolate Cake with brown sugar and coconut topping.

Coconut Pecan Frosting II

Rating: 4.87 stars
This frosting is great on many cakes, not the least of which is German Chocolate Cake.

German Sweet Chocolate Cake II

Rating: 4.59 stars
This was my Grandmother's recipe. It's the classic cake made with sweet chocolate and frosted with a luscious coconut pecan frosting.

German Marble Cake

Rating: 4.3 stars
This is a lovely cake with the taste of almond and chocolate and it is almost like a pound cake.

Dark German Chocolate Cake

Rating: 4.72 stars
Dark German chocolate cake to die for.

German Chocolate Cake

Rating: 4.46 stars
Make a great German Chocolate Cake with this easy recipe. The coconut and pecan frosting is deliciously dreamy.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Diane's German Chocolate Cake
Rating: Unrated
This is much easier than your old-fashioned scratch recipes and it tastes just as good.
Moist German Chocolate Cake
Rating: Unrated
I made this for my dad's birthday. I found it to be a lot moister than the usual German chocolate cake.

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Rating: 4.67 stars

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.