“German Chocolate Style” Devil’s Food Cake


I love German Chocolate Cake, well, I love the frosting, as does my husband. His mother used to double or triple the frosting recipe simply so Sheldon could layer more on top. Recently I found out German Chocolate is also one of my mother’s favorites, but she never made it because no one liked nuts. So, if you are a German Chocolate Cake lover as well, you can’t go wrong making it with our delicious Devil’s Food Cake recipe, and my mother-in-law’s homemade Coconut Pecan Frosting, no store bought frosting for us!!  Let us know what you think!


Devil’s Food Cake

1 c sour milk* or 1 c buttermilk

2 eggs

1 c gluten-free baking flour

1 c vegetable oil

2 c granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder

1 c boiling water

½ salt (optional)

1 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 8″ round cake pans or  11×13″ pan. Mix milk and vinegar together and set aside for at least 5 minutes.  In large bowl, mix  together all ingredients except water and baking soda. Add soda to boiling water. Pour into batter and mix well.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 40-45 minutes or until middle is set. Tooth pick should come out clean. Let cool 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar or frost with frosting.

*1 c milk plus 2 tsp white vinegar or lemon juice

Coconut Pecan Frosting

1 c sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 c evaporated milk

1 ½ c pecans

½ c butter

2 c coconut

3 egg yolks

Mix the first four ingredients in a sauce pan.  Bring to a rolling boil.  Take off the heat and add the vanilla, pecans and coconut.  Mix together and let cool before frosting the cake.