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German Chocolate Pound Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

German Chocolate Pound Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

Not your traditional German Chocolate Cake, my German Chocolate Pound Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting recipe is full of rich chocolate then topped with a sweetened coconut and toasted pecan icing
Course Dessert
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword bundt cake, chocolate, coconut, pecans, pound cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 16 slices
Calories 575kcal
Author Paula Jones at CallMePMc.com


Chocolate Pound Cake

  • 1 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate melted and cooled

Coconut Pecan Frosting

  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Chocolate Pound Cake

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
  • Coat 10-inch bundt pan with solid vegetable oil or butter.
  • Cream shortening
  • Add sugar and cream until light and fluffy
  • Add eggs one at a time beating well after each egg
  • Combine flour, soda, and salt
  • Combine buttermilk and vanilla
  • Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture beginning and ending with flour
  • Mix until just blended
  • Slowly mix in cooled chocolate until incorporated.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 90 minutes
  • Cool 20 minutes on a wire rack
  • Loosen around edges with a knife before inverting on a serving tray.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • The cake will stay fresh 4 to 5 days on the countertop and 7 to 8 days in the fridge.

Coconut-Pecan Frosting

  • Combine milk, sugar, egg yolks, and butter in a small saucepan.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens. Be patient, it will take about 12 minutes. 
  • Stir in coconut, pecans, and vanilla. 
  • Whisk by hand or beat with an electric mixer until frosting is cool and thick enough to spread.


Recipe from Paula @CallMePMc.com All images and content are copyright protected.


Calories: 575kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 544IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg