April 10, 2013

German Chocolate Cake W/ Whipped Coconut Pecan Topping

My dad is a big chocolate cake fan.  German chocolate cake always reminds me of his birthday.  Somewhere along the way, my mom started adding Cool Whip to the coconut pecan frosting, and it's become a favorite of mine!


I LOVE the topping on this cake.  I could easily eat an entire batch of it myself.  In fact, I may or may not have been known to make the topping without the cake and just keep it in the fridge to eat by the spoonful.  Yes, it's that good!  And it's so easy to make.  You simply mix Cool Whip with the coconut pecan frosting (the frosting you normally put on German chocolate cake).  Easy, easy!  I like using the entire can of coconut pecan frosting with the Cool Whip.  My mom usually uses less frosting with the Cool Whip.  You can experiment with the ratios and decide which is your favorite.

As for the cake, just mix up the cake according to the box directions, or you could use this slightly dressed up version.  I like the dressed up version, but the topping is so good, you really won't notice if the cake is fancy or not.  


Next time I make this I'm going to try to cupcakes.  I like individual serving for desserts.   I'm hoping the topping will work well on top of the cupcakes.  If you try it, let me know how it turns out.


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10 comments:

  1. Oh boy.....I have a slight obsession with coconut and this looks divine! Would LOVE to have you share at my party going on!
    http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/04/homemade-by-you-46.html

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment, Katie! I feel the same way about coconut. Come back anytime!

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  2. That whipped topping looks like one fantastic idea.

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    1. Fantastic, and easy! Thanks so much for stopping by, Lisa. I sure appreciate it!!

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  3. That frosting looks fantastic! Will definitely be trying this, found you on Somewhat Simple!

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    1. Hi, Christi! Don't you love Somewhat Simple? I'm always liking up there, and getting great ideas from there. So glad you found me! Enjoy your day!

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  4. Love, love, love German chocolate cake! This sounds delicious! Pinning! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-3-link-party.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenna! I'll head on over now.

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  5. Love the simplicity of this beautiful recipe. Perfect for a busy Summer!
    Jemma

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    1. It is completely simple! And it really tastes amazing. Thanks so much for visiting, Jemma! So glad you'd stop by and take the time to comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

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