February 21, 2012

German Chocolate Pound Cake

Welcome to the first recipe in 'Out of the Box' week!  This week, I plan to bring you easy, time-saving, yummy recipes that start off with a cake mix.

For the first recipe in this series, I have to give a shout-out to the elderly lady in the grocery store several weeks ago.  She told me how she makes her German chocolate pound cake by mixing cake mix & store bought coconut pecan icing together.  She swore by how good it was, and when I decided on doing this week of boxed mix recipes - her words instantly came to mind.

Now, I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous about the outcome of this.  The thought of combining prepared icing into my pound cake seemed a bit odd, but also intriguing.  

The result was the most moist pound cake I have ever made. And, it came from a mix!  You seriously could never guess.  This recipe is ingenious!  This cake disappeared so fast - nobody in my family could stay away from it, myself included.  

You really must give this a try - you won't be disappointed.

All you need is german chocolate cake mix, coconut pecan icing, eggs, water, & oil.

Combine everything but the icing with an electric mixer or whisk.

Gently stir in the coconut pecan icing.

Spray a bundt pan with Bakers Joy - or lightly grease & flour.

Notice my bundt pan?  It was my Grandma Millie's.  She passed away a couple years ago, and I love that I have this.  I think of her everytime that I use it :)

Pour in your cake batter.  Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for an hour.

When done, let the cake cool inside of the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Then remove from the pan, and cool for at least another 10 minutes before slicing.

German Chocolate Pound Cake


1 box German Chocolate pound cake
1 tub coconut pecan icing
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/3 cups water


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Combine everything except the tub of icing together with an electric mixer or whisk.  Then gently stir in the coconut pecan icing.  

Grease & flour a bundt pan - or spray with Bakers Joy.  Pour the cake batter into the pan.  Bake for 1 hour.

Cool in the pan, on a wire rack for 10 minutes.  Remove from the pan, and cool an additional 10 minutes on the rack before slicing.



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