No ImageGerman Chocolate Snack Cake With Coconut-Pecan Frosting

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  1. Bree

    Loved this! One of my favourites. There certainly is a generous amount of the frosting, which is excellent.


  2. Cindy Rahe

    Hi Maxia,

    Yes, I think you can make this as an 8-inch, 2 layer cake without duplicating!

  3. Maxia Severino

    How long can this cake last outside the fridge? My mom loves pecans and I want to bake this for her bday but we are going away to a cabin and i would have to make it 2 days before. Thank you!

    • Cindy Rahe

      I think you could make the cake and frosting separately ahead of time and frost it the day of. I would probably refrigerate the frosting and let it come to room temp before putting it on the cake (you may have to stir it first, in case there’s any separation).

      • Maxia Severino

        GREAT! One question: would this batch be enough to make it a 2 layers 8 inch cake? Or should I duplicate the recipe or something? Thank you very much for takin the time to reply.

  4. Yuri

    Hi Can I do make half of size or amount ? Our family member is only 3 with Senior.
    Thank you

  5. Charlene Youmans

    I love German chocolate cake but my grandson cannot eat the pecans is there any other kind of icing that you could use beside the pecans he is allergic to nuts I also am not crazy about the pecans but I love coconut if there is maybe you could let me know am going to print the recipe anyway thank you Charlene

    • Emma Christensen

      Hi, Charlene! Can your grandson eat other kinds of nuts? I think walnuts would actually be quite nice. Hazelnuts would be HEAVENLY, though they can be kind of expensive unless you can find a good deal. Let us know what you end up using! I’m curious to hear how it turns out.

      • Jennifer

        If a Trader Joe’s is nearby try there. I’ve found their nuts are by far cheaper than the supermarket. Or Whole Foods they sell nuts in bulk you can simply buy what you need .

  6. Gary

    What if I want to make it non-dairy, what I can substitute for evaporated milk?

    • Cindy Rahe

      I’m not sure what to substitute for evaporated milk since it’s the only way I have ever made it. My first instinct would be full-fat coconut milk from a can, but I have not tried it so I can’t say with any certainty that it would work. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help!

  7. NewYorkGirl

    Is there something else you can use in place of canola oil ?

    • Cindy Rahe

      Pretty much any neutral oil works here!

    • R3Mama

      Melted coconut oil maybe? I can see that flavor in the cake pairing well with the coconut in the frosting :)