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It's Not Christmas Without A German Chocolate Pound Cake

German chocolate cake all wrapped and ready to deliver.

I finished up making the German Chocolate pound cakes that I give out to neighbors, the Mail Ladies, the UPS guys and even our trash guy.

The trash guy is “unique”… he comes every Friday morning.  You can hear his radio a half-mile away.  If the trash can isn’t placed where he can see it long before he gets to it, he’ll drive right by without stopping.  If he sees it, he slams on the brakes, jumps out of the truck wearing his shorts and tank top, throws the lid across the yard and grabs no more than 4 trash bags and tosses them in the truck and off he goes again.

I put his cake in a gift bag on top of the trash can.  When he sees the bag, he picks it up, smells of it and puts it in the front of the truck. Not sure what the smelling part is… but whatever.  lol

You’ll get great reviews when you serve these little cakes… the recipe is below the pics.

German chocolate cake ingredients

Each recipe will make 3 of the small cakes… I make 3 batches at a time, which gives me 9 little cakes.  Well, seldom do I have 9 to give away… Gary scarfs up at least one every time I make them.

First 8 cakes ready to be wrapped

I used a spice cake mix on the 3 on the bottom left.  Either cake mix works great.


  • 1          german chocolate cake mix (spice mix can be substituted)
  • 1          can coconut pecan frosting
  • 3/4 c. olive oil
  • 1 c.      water
  • 4         eggs
  • 1/4 c. chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c. shredded coconut
  1.  Mix first 5 ingredients well using a mixer.
  2. Add pecans and coconut and mix well by hand.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

NOTE:  If you’re using the small cake pans… check for doneness at about 35 minutes.

This Post Has 8 Comments
  1. I have used this recipe for one regular size bundt cake but what a great idea for smaller loaves.
    Your garbage man- What a hoot. Hope four sacks is all trash you have.

    1. He really is a work of art… And the smaller cakes work great. My UPS guy came late yesterday and when I handed him his, he thanked me and said I had just provided “dinner”, he still had a half a truck full of pkgs.

  2. You might want to sub applesauce for the oil. Use the same amount or maybe just a little more, it will lower the fat content and calories.

    1. Great idea… not sure why I haven’t done that. Have several tubs of applesauce (frozen) that I’ve made. Thank you! Will definitely switch and adjust the recipe on the post.

  3. This sounds like a recipe that even I could make. Thanks, will definitely try it. And what a great idea to give out. Would make a great “funeral” cake too.

  4. I’ve made these before and they really are crazy good and only have about 3 million calories a piece. But what the heck. haha

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