German Chocolate Pound Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting recipe (2024)

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This is not your traditional German Chocolate Cake. I filled this German Chocolate Pound Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting recipe with rich chocolate and topped it with sweetened coconut and toasted pecan icing.

Chocolate heaven!

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Today I have a delectable recipe for you. This chocolate pound cake has real chocolate in it, a bar of bittersweet baking chocolate to be exact. My other Chocolate Pound Cake has cocoa powder and is lightly chocolate flavored. This one is much richer.

Some of my favorite pound cakes

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German Chocolate Pound Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

As well, I topped the cake this time with a Coconut Pecan Frosting. Basically, I made a caramel sauce then mixed in coconut and pecans.

German’s®SweetChocolate, German Chocolate,is a dark bakingchocolatecreated by the Walter Baker & Company employee, SamuelGerman(hence the name), who developed thechocolatein 1852. … It is sweeter than semi-sweetchocolateand contains a blend ofchocolateliquor, sugar, cocoa butter, flavorings, and lecithin.

This cake has a small crumb with a very smooth and dense texture. That’s dense, not packy. Dense is good for pound cakes.

If you like a sweeter cake, the frosting is wonderful on this cake. If you like the taste of a sensationally and not-so-sweet chocolate cake, you may not want the frosting. Either way, it’s a very good cake.

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I’ve found pound cakes and chocolate cakes make great desserts when entertaining at potlucks and church socials. This cake checks both boxes! Enjoy!

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German Chocolate Pound Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

Not your traditional German Chocolate Cake, my German Chocolate Pound Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting recipe is full of rich chocolate then topped with a sweetened coconut and toasted pecan icing

Author: Paula

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Prep Time: 15 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour hour 30 minutes minutes

Total Time: 1 hour hour 45 minutes minutes

Servings: 16 slices


Chocolate Pound Cake

  • 1 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate melted and cooled

Coconut Pecan Frosting

  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Chocolate Pound Cake

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F

  • Coat 10-inch bundt pan with solid vegetable oil or butter.

  • Cream shortening

  • Add sugar and cream until light and fluffy

  • Add eggs one at a time beating well after each egg

  • Combine flour, soda, and salt

  • Combine buttermilk and vanilla

  • Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture beginning and ending with flour

  • Mix until just blended

  • Slowly mix in cooled chocolate until incorporated.

  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 90 minutes

  • Cool 20 minutes on a wire rack

  • Loosen around edges with a knife before inverting on a serving tray.

  • Store in an airtight container.

  • The cake will stay fresh 4 to 5 days on the countertop and 7 to 8 days in the fridge.

Coconut-Pecan Frosting

  • Combine milk, sugar, egg yolks, and butter in a small saucepan.

  • Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens. Be patient, it will take about 12 minutes.

  • Stir in coconut, pecans, and vanilla.

  • Whisk by hand or beat with an electric mixer until frosting is cool and thick enough to spread.


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Calories: 575kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 544IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg

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