German Chocolate Cake Recipe

By : Gabrielle Hungate a recent ASU nutrition student

There are very few occasions that I will make this kind of decadent item. I try to eat healthy on a regular basis, but there are events that I am asked to make a dessert and this is a great go to treat. The frosting can be a little bit of a challenge and the texture is a little different then something you would buy in a can. The flavor and texture is delicious. It is always a hit at family events.




1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Coconut almond frosting

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 cup evaporated milk

2 eggs, beaten

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 (7 oz. package) sweetened flaked coconut

1 cup sliced almonds




Preheat oven to 350º. Mix the cake mix, buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl on low speed for one minute until combined. Beat at medium speed

Add to a greased and floured 13X9 baking dish. Bake 38 Minutes until the cake springs back when pressed. Cool completely on a wire rack.



Coconut-Almond Frosting

Combined butter, sugar, evaporated milk and eggs* in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for about 12 minutes or until thickened. Add vanilla, coconut and almonds. Cool to room temperature before frosting cake.

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