German Chocolate

With a base of chocolate and buttermilk, and a homemade frosting made with vanilla, pecans, and coconut, German chocolate cakes have a legion of fans. Get our no-fail recipes for classic German chocolate cakes, as well as new takes that capture the flavors in cookies and no-bake German chocolate wafers.

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Chewy Chocolate Caramel Bars
Rating: Unrated 90
This super easy dessert uses caramel candies and chocolate cake mix. Make it for a work party or as a sweet snack for the kids.
German Chocolate Cake
This chocolate cake with coconut-pecan topping deserves special attention. Cakes require accurate oven temperatures to bake to perfection. In too-hot ovens, cakes may develop tunnels and cracks. A too-cool oven may cause cakes to become coarse.
Pecan-Laced German Chocolate Cake
Chocolate is the star of this dessert recipe, but coffee is a key ingredient because it deepens the flavor of the chocolate.

More German Chocolate

German Chocolate Cupcakes
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.
Double Chocolate Cake
A slice of Double Chocolate Cake is sure to cure any dessert cravings. True cocoa fans should opt for the Double Chocolate Cake recipe with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting, while those who prefer a flavor combo should spread the loaded chocolate cake with Vanilla Sour Cream Frosting.