German Chocolate Cake Squares

  • Yield 60 servings

All the classic flavors of German Chocolate Cake without the fuss.

Ingredients

Cake:
2/3 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 (18.25-ounce) box German chocolate cake mix
1 1/3 cups water
1/3 cup canola oil
2 eggs
2 egg whites
Chocolate Icing:
4 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup cocoa
1 (16-ounce) box confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1/4 to 1/3 cup skim milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350F. Spray a large baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Line baking pan with waxed paper and an additional coat of nonstick spray. Layer pecans and coconut over top of baking pan.
  3. Prepare cake mix with water, then add oil, eggs and egg whites according to instructions. Spoon batter evenly over the layer of pecans and coconut.
  4. Bake 15-18 minutes. Cake should spring bake when pressed.
  5. For icing mix butter, cocoa, confectioners sugar, vanilla and coconut extracts, adding milk gradually until consistency is thickened and creamy. Spread over cake.

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