German Chocolate Cake
60 mins (prep 15, cooking 45)
15 ingredients
12 servings
This is the traditional light chocolate cake with the coconut and pecan icing that we remember from our childhood. Note: if you are making the 3 tiered version, I highly recommend you make more of the icing. (It also doesn't hurt to do that if you are making the 2 layered version. Ha ha!) Please use the ingredient amounts in parentheses to increase the yield by about 50%. In response to the one-star review: Yes, it *was* originally called German's Chocolate Cake but most of the mixes, recipes and ads for selling a cake like this, that I see, call it "German Chocolate Cake". That is also what everybody I know calls it and what I would search for if I was looking for the recipe. Therefore, that's what I'm calling mine.

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Serving Size (170.24 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 660.31 Calories from Fat 225.81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25.09g 463.26%
Saturated Fat 15.64g 938.62%
Trans Fat 0.97g %
Cholesterol 65.83mg 263.33%
Sodium 519.9mg 259.95%
Total Carbohydrate 105.99g 423.97%
Dietary Fiber 0.94 g 44.99%
Sugars 65.69 g %
Protein 4.97g 119.17%
Vitamin A 773.24IU% Vitamin C 0.09mg%
Calcium 38.89mg% Iron 3.67mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
boiling water, german chocolate, evaporated milk, flaked coconut, chopped pecans