German Chocolate Sheet Cake

This German Chocolate Sheet Cake is so moist and SO delicious! The Coconut Pecan Frosting on top adds a richness and flavor that will blow you mind! This recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd!

This German Chocolate Sheet Cake is so moist and SO delicious! The Coconut Pecan Frosting on top adds a richness and flavor that will blow you mind! This recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd!

German Chocolate Cake will forever hold a special place in my heart because it is my mom’s favorite cake. It truly is a special cake and one, especially if you have not tried, I highly recommend!

Anytime I post a recipe for German Chocolate … anything… someone always comments that this recipe is not “german”. Which is true. The name “German Chocolate Cake” is actually named after the person who developed the chocolate. So there is a little fun fact for you

The Coconut Pecan Frosting, which I shared last week, on top is one of the most important parts about German Chocolate Cake. Normally this cake is layered, but we all know how much I LOVE sheet cakes so this one was next in line.

This German Chocolate Sheet Cake is so moist and SO delicious! The Coconut Pecan Frosting on top adds a richness and flavor that will blow you mind! This recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd!

This cake received the highest compliments all around! It is so moist and the flavor is absolutely DIVINE! Each bite is a heavenly combination of flavors and textures, making it so hard to stop!

Next time you have a crowd to feed, give this German Chocolate Sheet Cake a try! You will NOT regret it!

This German Chocolate Sheet Cake is so moist and SO delicious! The Coconut Pecan Frosting on top adds a richness and flavor that will blow you mind! This recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd!

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German Chocolate Sheet Cake
 
This German Chocolate Sheet Cake is so moist and SO delicious! The Coconut Pecan Frosting on top adds a richness and flavor that will blow you mind! This recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 ounces German Chocolate baking chocolate
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1⅓ cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, measure flour and sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a medium sauce pan, combine butter, water, German Chocolate baking chocolate and shortening. Bring to a boil. After mixture reaches a boil, add it to the flour mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Add buttermilk, then baking soda, then eggs, then vanilla in that order, mixing in-between each addition.
  5. Pour into a greased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes
German Chocolate Frosting Directions
  1. In a medium sauce pan over medium high heat combine milk, sugar egg yolks, and butter. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Stir constantly for about 12 minutes until thickened. Remove from heat and add coconut and pecans. Stir in vanilla. Spread over cake evenly and drizzle with hot fudge.
  2. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Enjoy!

If you like this recipe, check out these others!

German Chocolate Macaroons

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German Chocolate Cookies

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German Chocolate Pie

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German Chocolate Brownies

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If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. Trina

    What size pan do you use for this recipe?

  2. MaryB

    This looks delicious and I need a dessert for a crowd later this month. One question - what are the dimensions of the cookie sheet? Most of my cookie sheets have no sides but maybe a half sheet pan would work? Or is that too big? Thanks.

  3. Donna Howard

    5

    Can't wait to make this! What size pan did you use?? Sounds so yum!!

  4. geri l sprague

    I really enjoy your thoughts re: your Mother. I am going to make this cake and I would like to know if when coconut is called for does this always mean sweetened unless otherwise instructed? Thank you. Geri

  5. glenda

    What size cookie sheet did youuse

  6. Lindsay

    5

    This looks amazing! German chocolate is my favorite. Giving this recipe a try this weekend!

    1. Donna Howard

      What size pan did you use Lindsay?

  7. Donna Howard

    I see many others have asked about the size of the pan - but alas no response!! Could you - or someone - please advise on that?? I think it's an important factor in this recipe. Thanks