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11 Best German Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipes To Try Today

Are you looking for a German chocolate sheet cake recipe to try today? Maybe you want a new recipe but aren’t sure where to find one?

Or are you curious about German chocolate sheet cakes and want to know more? Regardless of the reason that brought you here, we have the answer for you!

11 Best German Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipes To Try Today

Finding a German chocolate sheet cake recipe to try today can be tricky, especially if you have never made one before.

You head online for some guidance but are met with page after page of confusing and conflicting recipes. How are you supposed to know which one to pick? 

Well, you can let us do the hard work for you! We have tried and tested countless recipes and are here with a list of the 11 best German chocolate sheet cake recipes to try today. Just keep reading to see our list and find your recipe today. 

1. Easy German Chocolate Sheet Cake

First up, we have this easy German chocolate sheet cake recipe! We love anything with easy in the title, and this is an easy recipe!

It’s perfect for beginner bakers or anyone that’s never made a sheet cake before. The steps are clear and easy to follow, leaving you with a  moist German chocolate cake. 

The topping on this cake is sensational too! The caramel coconut pecan topping is sweet, and crunchy, and works wonderfully with the moist sponge.

Plus, it takes just an hour to make, making it one of the quickest German chocolate sheet cake recipes we have found! 

2. Old Fashioned German Chocolate Sheet Cake

If you don’t want to stray too far from tradition, this is the recipe for you! The German chocolate sheet cake is a rich and chocolaty sponge, made with unsweetened German chocolate to add a rich flavor to the sponge. 

Buttermilk adds plenty of moisture to the cake too, pairing beautifully with the coconut-pecan filling and wonderful topping! Every mouthful is sweet, gooey, and chocolatey, with an added crunch from the nuts, what more could you want?

3. Easy German Chocolate Sheet Cake

That’s right, we have another easy recipe for you! What sets this recipe apart from others is the layer of chocolate ganache hidden underneath the caramel, coconut, and pecan topping.

This ganache adds a rich chocolate flavor to the cake, pairing beautifully with the topping too. 

Plus, compared to other recipes, this cake is ready in half the time! This is because there isn’t a layer of frosting in the cake, instead, you have the ganache and topping.

Not only does this speed up the time it takes to make the cake, but it makes the process much easier too! And it helps the cake to travel well, perfect for when your cake needs to travel to the party. 

4. German Chocolate Snack Cake

Next, we have this delicious recipe from Simply Recipes. The classic German chocolate cake features more of the gooey coconut pecan topping, without the added layers usually found in the cake!

If you love the topping, then this is the recipe for you as there are tons of it! 

The sheet cake makes 12 generous portions, making it one of the smaller cakes on today’s list.

But don’t let that put you off, it is a quick recipe that allows you to have a German chocolate cake ready to go in an hour!

The addition of espresso powder helps to deepen the chocolate flavor, and makes this cake a winner with coffee lovers too!

5. German Chocolate Sheet Cake

This recipe is perfect for lovers of moist cake! The sponge is incredibly moist, you don’t need to worry about this cake drying out before a party!

Plus, the sponge works perfectly with the rich coconut pecan frosting. We recommend drizzling some melted chocolate on top of the frosting to elevate this cake further, but you don’t need to. 

Buttermilk provides this cake with plenty of moisture and creamy flavor. It’s a rich cake that doesn’t get too sickly, even if you have a few slices!

We recommend refrigerating the cake for a few hours before serving so that the frosting hardens slightly. This does increase the cooking time of the cake, so be sure to factor that in when deciding when to make the cake. 

6. Betty Crocker German Chocolate Sheet Cake

If you don’t want the coconut-pecan topping, then this is the recipe for you!

The Betty Crocker recipe features a cocoa buttercream frosting that is sweet and light, compared to the traditional gooey and nutty topping.

This recipe is super easy to make, thanks to the use of a cake mix. You don’t need to spend ages making your cake, simply follow the 4 steps and you are good to go!

Make sure you use the correct milk with this recipe to ensure its success, you want sweetened condensed milk for the best results.

For those with a nut allergy, swap the pecans out for chocolate chunks to enjoy a dense and chocolatey cake that is super moist! 

7. German Chocolate Sheet Cake

Next, we have this recipe that will leave you with 24 servings of a delicious German chocolate sheet cake! Plus, it takes under an hour to prep and cook, making it perfect for those in a rush! 

The recipe is easy to follow, although there are more steps than the others we have looked at today. But don’t let that put you off!

All of the steps are simple and well explained, making it perfect for beginners or anyone that needs extra guidance when making a cake. 

8. German Chocolate Sheet Cake

King Arthur Baking’s recipe is perfect for anyone that wants an easier way to make a German chocolate sheet cake! In this recipe, there is no need to separate the eggs, removing one fiddly task from the baking process. 

The recipe calls for butter-rum or vanilla-butter flavor to make the topping. This is optional, but we think it adds to the flavor of the cake.

The butter rum also gives it a slightly boozy taste that you are sure to love. Plus, it works beautifully with the nuts and adds a smoothness to the topping that you don’t often get with German chocolate cake! 

9. Traditional German Chocolate Sheet Cake

That’s right, we have another traditional recipe for you! This German chocolate sheet cake recipe is from the 1950s and has stood the test of time! It is moist, rich, and quick to make!

What more could you want from a recipe? We love the texture on this, it is perfect, exactly how a German chocolate cake should be! 

Make sure the butter is softened before you start making your cake. This makes it easier for the ingredients to mix, and saves you a workout needing to stand there beating it for ages!

The recipe is easy to follow and comes with tips that allow you to turn this sheet cake into a tiered cake if you wish. 

10. German Chocolate Sheet Cake

This sheet cake has one of the easiest toppings to make! If you have struggled with the coconut pecan topping before, then be sure to try this recipe.

What we love about this recipe is the number of tips and substitutions it offers you. No matter what is in your pantry, you will be able to make this tasty cake! 

We recommend that you toast the pecans when following this recipe. It enhances the flavor of the nuts and adds a nice crunch to the texture.

You can also substitute the nuts for macadamia, almonds, or walnuts if you can’t grab pecans. Be sure to toast these alternative nuts too, to help replicate the flavor. 

11. German Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

Finally, we have this delicious German chocolate Texas sheet cake to try! The cake serves 24 and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

The recipe is easy to follow, with each step clearly broken down, it’s the perfect recipe for beginners or those that need some extra guidance. 

The recipe is a little longer to make than others on the list but don’t let that put you off. This moist cake is worth the wait! Plus the frosting is delicious.

Make sure that you spread the frosting once both the cake and frosting have cooled though. Otherwise, the top of the cake can come apart while you spread the frosting, leaving you with a mess. 

Final Thoughts 

And there you have it, 11 of the best German chocolate sheet cake recipes for you to try today! Sheet cakes are super easy to make and a wonderful crowd-pleaser for any occasion.

Whether you want to make a traditional German chocolate sheet cake or a modern and unique spin on it, we are sure you have found the recipe that you need today. 

Don’t forget to make use of the tips provided by us and the recipe for a smooth baking experience! 

Happy baking!

Anna Ingham
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