German Chocolate Cake

by , Updated April 16, 2017
print This is a delicious sour cream German chocolate cake with coconut pecan topping and filling.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease and flour two 8-inch square baking pans.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, butter, sour cream, eggs, chocolate, milk, and vanilla. Beat with mixer at low speed until blended. Increase mixer to high and beat 2 minutes longer. Spoon batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Remove to racks to cool completely.
  6. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring evaporated milk, brown sugar, and butter to a full boil; remove from heat. Stir in coconut and pecans. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  7. When cake is cool, place one layer on cake platter; spoon half of the coconut mixture onto the layer. Top with remaining cake layer and top with remaining topping.


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