Gooey German Chocolate Cake

Gooey German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Kathleen L Russo


This is really a crowd pleaser. Made plenty of mistakes while trying to create and came up with this.


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20 Min
45 Min


  • 2 box
    german chocolate cake mixes, baked according to directions on box.
  • 1 large
    can of evaporated mile
  • 1 1/3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    flaked coconut
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 c
    corn starch
  • 2 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 jar(s)
    hershey chocolate shoppe hot fudge topping (fat free)

How to Make Gooey German Chocolate Cake


  1. Prepare and bake cake mixes as directed. Pour into 1/2 sheet cake pan that has been greased and floured. Bake according to directions on box.
  2. 15 minutes before cake is finished baking, In a large sauce pan combine, milk, sugar, butter, and vanilla. Cook and stir over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, then add corn starch that has been thinned by the above mixture and stir to completely dissolve, next add the coconut, chopped nuts, and powdered sugar and continue to stir for 5 minutes...lastly add the Hot Fudge topping and stir to completely incorporate without lumps. Turn off heat and wait until cake is fully cooked.
  3. When cake is fully cooked, remove from oven and place pan on cooling rack...poke holes on the entire top of cake with fork, and pour cooked icing over the entire surface of the cake...careful not to burn yourself at this stage...icing will be very thin and will flow into and around the will look like a syrup at this stage...the coconut and nuts will sit on top of the cake and the cake will look very moist at this stage as well...set aside and let cake and icing cool completely...the icing will solidify and become very gooey. Enjoy.

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Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #hot #fudge #gooey

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