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You need this awesome cake in your life! Give this recipe a try now and prepare to be amazed. Enjoy!


For the cake:

3/4 c butter (1 1/2 sticks)

1 1/4 c dark cocoa powder

1 c brewed coffee

2 c milk (I used coconut milk)

1 1/2 c brown sugar

1 1/2 c white sugar

3 Eggs, lightly beaten

1 tbsp vanilla

2 1/4 c all-purpose flour (or rice flour for gluten-free)

1 tsp baking soda

3 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

For the German chocolate frosting:

1 c brown sugar

1 c evaporated milk

3 Egg yolks

1/2 c butter (1 stick)

3 tsp vanilla

3 c Sweetened Flaked Coconut

1 1/2 c pecans (lightly toasted in the oven or a pan on the stove)

For the milk chocolate frosting:

2 c chopped Milk Chocolate or milk chocolate chips

2 sticks butter, softened

5 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla

5 c powdered sugar

3-6 tbsp milk


Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.


Step 2: Line with parchment paper three 8-inch cake pans.

Step 3: Place the cocoa and butter into a heat-proof bowl, then place it inside the microwave. Heat until melted completely.

Step 4: Add milk and coffee. Whisk until well blended.

Step 5: Add the eggs, sugars, and vanilla. Whisk until well mixed.

Step 6: In a mixing bowl, add baking soda, flour, salt, and baking powder. Whisk until well mixed.

Step 7: Transfer the mixture into the butter mixture and stir until well blended.

Step 8: Fill each of the prepared pans with the batter.

Step 9: Place them inside the preheated oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until done.

Step 10: Remove from the oven and allow the cakes to cool completely.

Step 11: In a saucepan, add the egg yolks, butter, sugar, and milk. Whisk until well mixed.

Step 12: Place the on the stove and turn the heat to low. Stir and cook the mixture until the texture becomes thick.

Step 13: Add coconut, pecans, and vanilla. Stir until well mixed.

Step 14: Allow the frosting to cool completely, then prepared the German chocolate frosting.

Step 15: Fill each centre part of the cakes with the chocolate frosting, then frost the sides with the milk chocolate.

Step 16: Serve and enjoy!


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