German chocolate cake isn’t really German, it’s just named after the brand of chocolate used in the original recipe, German’s Chocolate. This classic cake combo is one of my favorites and reminds me of my childhood. My father always had German Chocolate cake made from Duncan Hines box mix and a can of frosting for his birthday each year. It wasn’t pretty but it was delicious!
It wasn’t until my career in cake decorating and baking began that I discovered German Chocolate filling from scratch. My life is now complete. This ooey-gooey filling is so rich and decadent and just divine!
I prefer using my German Chocolate Cake Recipe and fill generously with the Coconut Pecan Filling. I like to ice the outside with Swiss meringue buttercream to cut the richness.