Coconut Pecan Filling Recipe

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German Chocolate Cake Filling

Delicious german chocolate cake filling recipe from scratch! Easier than you think and OH-so-delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 inch cake round


  • 1.5 cups whole milk
  • .5 cup half and half or cream
  • 1 tbsp caramel sauce optional
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups toasted pecans chopped
  • 2 2/3 cups toasted shredded coconut


  1. Add ingredients to a medium-sized sauce pan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.

  2. Whisk gently for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and thickened.

  3. Add in toasted coconut and pecans and combine.

  4. Let cool to room temperature before using as a filling.

Recipe Notes

Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 7 days or freeze up to 6 months.

Skill level: Newb
Learn how to make this delicious and decadent coconut pecan filling that pairs perfectly with chocolate cake.

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