German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake

This cake is known for it's delicious frosting, and Firebee Chocolate Honey adds that extra touch of flavor!


Yields 12 Servings
  • 1 1/4. Firebee Chocolate Honey
  • 1 3/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 1/2 c. oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. boiling water
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. Firebee Chocolate Honey
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 c. evaporated milk
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 c. shredded, sweetened coconut


Step 1

Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and grease two 8 or 9 inch round baking pans and set aside.

Step 2

Stir together all the ingredients (except the boiling water) in a large bowl, and mix well. Once those are combined, add in the boiling water. This will make the batter thin, but don't worry.

Step 3

Pour the batter into the two pans, trying to make them as even as you can. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 4

Cool the cakes for about 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Continue to cool completely on wire racks.

Step 5

While the cakes are cooking, make your frosting by combining the brown sugar, Firebee Chocolate Honey, butter, egg yolks, and evaporated milk in a medium saucepan. Bring it to a low boil and stir constantly for several minutes, until it begins to thicken.

Step 6

Once the frosting starts to thicken, remove from the heat and add in vanilla, pecans, and coconut, stirring to combine. Allow frosting to cool before using it.

Step 7

To assemble the cakes, put the first cake round on the serving platter. Add a light layer of the frosting to the center and top with the second cake round.

Step 8

Add the remaining frosting to the top of your cake, spreading it around to cover the entire top. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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