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!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, coconut, german chocolate, pecan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 1805 kcal


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts
German Chocolate Cake Filling
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1805 Calories from Fat 1251
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 139g 214%
Saturated Fat 75g 375%
Cholesterol 464mg 155%
Sodium 538mg 22%
Potassium 843mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 138g 46%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 117g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 48.4%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 31.5%
Iron 25.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Skill level: Newb
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