Homemade German Chocolate Cake


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 3oz box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/3-1/2cup oil (depending on cake mix brand)
  • 1 Box German Chocolate cake mix
  • 8 oz cream cheese – soft
  • 1/4 cup water (depending on cake mix brand)
  • 1 scant cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 scant cup granulated sugar
  • 12oz frozen whipped topping (I couldn’t find 12oz and used 9oz)
  • Giant Hershey bar – grated (not regular size)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (or nuts of choice)

How to make it:

  1. Combine cake mix, vanilla pudding, eggs, and oil & water according to cake mix package instructions.
  2. Beat until smooth and pour into two 8″ pans – greased & floured or sprayed with something like Bakers Joy (I spray them).
  3. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
  4. Remove and cool layers.
  5. With a STAND ALONE MIXER (important! unless you have a REALLY strong arm!) beat cream cheese and granulated sugar for 20 minutes.
  6. Add in confectioners sugar and beat just until smooth.Enjoy.

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