Coconut, pecans and caramel make a sweet sauce for a twist on German chocolate cake.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
36 mins
cool:
10 mins
Servings:
8
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Shortcut German-Chocolate Cake

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  • For cake: Grease a 9x1-1/2-inch round cake pan; line bottom with parchment paper. Grease parchment paper; set pan aside. In a blender or food processor, combine pecans, sugar, chopped chocolate, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda, pulsing until nuts are ground. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend or process till nearly smooth.

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  • Spread nut mixture in the prepared pan. Bake in a 350° oven about 30 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near center of cake comes out clean.

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  • Remove from oven. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan; cool completely on wire rack.

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  • To serve, cut into wedges and place on dessert plates. Drizzle with Toasted Coconut-Pecan Caramel Sauce.

Nutrition Facts (Shortcut German-Chocolate Cake)

526 calories; total fat 28g; saturated fat 5g; cholesterol 133mg; sodium 269mg; carbohydrates 63g; fiber 4g; protein 8g; vitamin a 194IU; vitamin cmg; calcium 121mg; iron 2mg.

Toasted Coconut-Pecan Caramel Sauce

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  • Spread coconut and pecans in a thin layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 350° oven for 6 to 8 minutes or till the coconut is toasted and the nuts are golden brown, stirring once or twice. Remove from oven. In a medium bowl, stir together caramel ice cream topping, coconut and pecans. Serve immediately or warm slightly in microwave before serving. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.

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