German Chocolate Cake Brownies

German Chocolate Cake Brownies 6

Kara and I made these German Chocolate Cake Brownies a couple weeks ago for a very special reason. Our Mom!!! It was her birthday and we were trying to recreate one of her childhood memories. Aren’t we sweet daughters? :)

My Mom always talks about how my Grandma made the best cakes…not just baking but decorating too. And for every birthday (there were a lot with 9 kids) my Grandma baked a German Chocolate Cake. I wish we could get our hands on her recipe but unfortunately we don’t have it. For my Mom’s birthday, Kara and I stuck with her favorite, German Chocolate, but we went with a brownie version instead.

We used a box mix for the brownies. I know this sounds like cheating, however, we knew from plenty of taste testing experience that Ghiradelli brownies were our favorite so why not make life easy? The end results were decadent and fantastic. My Mom was so impressed!

Here's what you'll need

Here’s what you’ll need

Melt and combine butter and brown sugar

Combine evaporated milk, eggs and brown sugar; stir constantly then add the butter in pieces

Mix in the coconut and pecans

Mix in the coconut, salt, vanilla and pecans

Pour on top of the cooled brownies

Pour on top of the cooled brownies

Spread and feel free to lick your off set spatula!

Spread and feel free to lick your knife clean!

Mom's birthday dessert! :)

Mom’s birthday dessert! :)


  1. says

    Those brownies looked very yummy. Bet Mom was impressed. I tried another one you might be interested in or maybe you have already done but they are cookies and cream brownies. brownies with vanilla or cr cheese frosting and then oreos crumbled over the top. made them in Az for a Relay for Life Midnight chocolate fix in Cave creek Az Relay.. Planning a summer trip to Chicago. can’t wait to see everyone.

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