German Chocolate Cake Recipes

With extra layers and textures, these desserts top a standard chocolate cake any day. Make a German chocolate cake recipe for the family and make it your own.

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German Chocolate Cake

87 reviews

This German chocolate cake is my husband’s favorite! Each bite has crunch from the pecans, and sweetness from coconut and chocolate. —Joyce Platfoot, Wapakoneta, Ohio

German Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

2 reviews

I first tried tres leches cake while I was in Ecuador several years ago. Since then, I’ve changed it up...

Upside-Down German Chocolate Cake

8 reviews

This simple recipe yields a delectable German chocolate upside-down cake that folks will "flip over"! The tempting coconut and pecan...

German Chocolate Birthday Cake

10 reviews

This moist, flavorful cake was the traditional birthday cake at our house when I was growing up. Everyone requested it....

German Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake

5 reviews

"People who compliment me on this chocolaty treat are surprised to learn it's a sauerkraut cake," reports Patricia Kile of...

German Chocolate Cupcakes

7 reviews

These cupcakes disappear in a dash when I take them to the school where I teach. Pecans, coconut and brown...

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Easy German Chocolate Cake

2 reviews

There's no need to frost this yummy chocolate cake from Dawn Glenn of Johnson City, Tennessee. After baking, just turn...

German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

This recipe is my mother's—she's an excellent baker and cook. There was always some new food for my three brothers...

Apple German Chocolate Cake

4 reviews

"This delectable dessert is perfect to bake when unexpected guests stop by," writes Shirley Weaver from Zeeland, Michigan. A boxed...

German Chocolate Dump Cake

21 reviews

We make this for Sunday lunches when the whole family gets together. The cream cheese topping is so good that...

German Chocolate Cheesecake

15 reviews

"My daughter requests this as her birthday cake, and I take it to potlucks, church dinners or any time the...