Easy German Chocolate Cake

Easy German Chocolate Cake

1 box (15 ounces) German chocolate cake mix
1 box (3.5 ounces) instant chocolate pudding
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cup water

Coconut Pecan Frosting:
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 can (10 ounces) evaporated milk
4 egg yolks, beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 (7 oz. package) sweetened flaked coconut
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the cake mix, dry pudding mix, oil, eggs and water in a large mixing bowl on low speed for one minute until combined. Beat at medium speed for two minutes more. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 inch round pans. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly pressed. Allow to cool and remove from pans before frosting.

Can also be baked in a 9 x 13 inch pan for 35 to 40 minutes.

Coconut Pecan Frosting:
Combined butter, sugar, evaporated milk, egg yolks and vanilla in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for about 12 to 20 minutes or until thickened. Add coconut and pecans. Cool to room temperature before frosting cake.

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