{German Chocolate Cake}

My husband just had a birthday! This is the cake that he loves and requests every year. It was super easy and delicious. I normally just use a box mix, which I still used but this time the recipe switched things up a bit with the buttermilk and vanilla, which made for a very moist and yummy cake šŸ™‚

1 package German chocolate cake mix
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the cake mix, buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl on low speed for one minute until combined. Beat at medium speed for two minutes more. Pour into greased and floured 13 x 9 baking dish. Bake 38 ā€“ 42 minutes until the cake springs back when lightly pressed. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
Can also be baked in two 9 inch round pans for 25 minutes. Cook on a wire rack for 10 minutes and remove from pans. I like to line my round cake pans with parchment paper before adding batter for easy removal from the pan

Coconut-Pecan Frosting

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
3 eggs yolks, beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 (7 oz. package) sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Combine egg yolks, sugar, milk, butter and vanilla. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. 12 to 15 minutes. Add coconut and pecans. Beat until thick enough to spread.Ā 

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