Like most people I adore a three layer homemade german chocolate cake and my best friend makes one that is absolutely amazing. However, sometimes I just need a quick cake and so I break out the 9 x 13 pan and make a boxed German chocolate cake which incidentally comes out moist and tasty every time if you don’t over bake it. Even though I will go for a box cake mix I never ever… not even do I think about using canned coconut pecan frosting. The homemade version is delectable and so easy to make and when spread on a 9 x 13 cake it is nice and thick and just completely enticing! In fact I have been known to make a recipe and a half just for extra icing. After all it is about the icing isn’t it?
|German Chocolate Cake – Easy Style|
- One Box German Chocolate Cake Mix – Prepared
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large egg yolks, beaten
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/3 cups coconut
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Cook milk, sugar, beaten egg yolks, butter and vanilla over medium until thick. (About 12 minutes)
- Remove from heat and stir in coconut and pecans. Cool. Spread on cake.