German Chocolate Crazy Cake

German Chocolate Crazy Cake

Looking for a delicious German dessert? Then check out this cake that’s made using coconut, Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix and frosting.

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® German chocolate cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Filling and Topping
1 1/2
cups sugar
cup butter
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
egg yolks
package (7 oz) flaked coconut (2 2/3 cups)
cups chopped pecans
teaspoons vanilla
cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting (from 1-lb container)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with shortening. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 9-inch round pans, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  2. In 3-quart heavy saucepan, mix sugar, butter, milk and egg yolks. Heat to simmering over medium heat, stirring frequently. Cook 9 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut, pecans and vanilla. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. Cut each cake layer horizontally into 2 layers. On serving plate, place 1 layer, cut side up. Spread with about 1 1/3 cups filling. Repeat with second and third layers and 2 2/3 cups filling.
  4. With serrated knife, cut remaining cake layer into 1 1/2-inch-wide strips. Cut strips into irregular pieces. Place cake pieces randomly over filling to cover top of cake, pressing gently into cake and fitting snugly together. Refrigerate cake several hours before serving, if desired.
  5. In small microwavable bowl, microwave frosting 10 seconds on High until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over top of cake. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 16 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 582
    • Total Fat 36g
      • (Saturated Fat 13g,),
    • Sodium 427mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 60g
      • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Protein 6g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      • 4 Other Carbohydrate;
      • 7 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 4;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.