Recipe courtesy of Lou Diamond Phillips
German Wedding Cake
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
One 9-by-13-inch cake, about 15 large slices
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
One 9-by-13-inch cake, about 15 large slices
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Cake:
Garnish:

Directions

For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. 

Prepare the cake mix according to package instructions.

In a large bowl, combine the cake batter with the coconut and pecans. Stir until just mixed. 

In a small saucepan, combine the cherries, brandy and simple syrup. Place the mixture over medium-low heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced to a thick syrup. Remove from the heat and let cool. 

Pour half the cake batter into the prepared baking pan. Top with the cherry mixture. Pour the remaining cake batter over top and smooth lightly. Bake the cake according to package instructions, about 35 minutes, adding a few minutes. The cake is ready when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clear of batter. Let the cake cool a few minutes before slicing. 

For the garnish: In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream and butter over medium-low heat. When the cream is just up to a simmer, remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth. 

Slice the cake and drizzle the melted chocolate over each slice. Garnish with a few whole cherries and some chopped chocolate.

This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Sunny's German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Strawberry Love Cake

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

German Potato Salad

Recipe courtesy of Mary Nolan

Fresh Peach Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Carrot Cake

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chocolate and Vanilla Checkered Flag Cake

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Caramel Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ann Byrn

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Crab Cupcakes 00:50

Make a splash with these too-cute cupcakes that are a cinch to assemble.

Similar Topics:

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Farmhouse Rules

          10:30am | 9:30c

          Farmhouse Rules

          11:30am | 10:30c

          Farmhouse Rules

          12:30pm | 11:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Cooks vs. Cons

          10pm | 9c

          Cooks vs. Cons

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Get Cooking