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5 from 1 vote

German Chocolate Cake Brownies

German Chocolate Cake Brownies combine rich, dark chocolate brownies with a sweet and thick coconut pecan frosting for a nostalgic dessert with a twist.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: German chocolate cake
Servings: 16 brownies
Calories: 204kcal
Author: Kristin Maxwell



  • 1 box semi-sweet or dark chocolate brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 large egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cups shredded sweetened coconut


  • Mix brownie ingredients together with an electric mixer. Bake brownies in an 8x8-inch pan. Set aside to cool completely.
  • In a medium saucepan stir together brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter and evaporated milk. Whisk in egg yolks.
  • Bring the mixture to a low boil over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture begins to thicken; 3-4 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat. Stir in the vanilla, pecans and shredded coconut. Allow the mixture to cool completely before layering it on the brownies. Garnish with pecans if desired.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg