German Chocolate Cake With Coconut-Pecan Cajeta Frosting

German Chocolate Cake With Coconut-Pecan Cajeta Frosting
30 Ingredients
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pans
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light muscovado sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups strong brewed black coffee, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 3/4 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup goat's milk or additional whole milk
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Seeds scraped from 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, cold
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons coconut rum (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 1/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted, for garnish
  • Coconut Whipped Cream, for serving
Nutrition
10894
545% daily value
1 servings
                                       
                                            high-​fiber, vegetarian
     

Fat

918% 597

Saturated

1722% 344

Trans

- 7

Monounsaturated

- 167

Polyunsaturated

- 48

Carbs

464% 1393

Carbs (net)

- 1318

Fiber

301% 75

Sugars

- 1070

Sugars, added

- 952

Protein

281% 141

Cholesterol

464% 1393

Sodium

244% 5857

Calcium

294% 2938

Magnesium

344% 1375

Potassium

186% 6505

Iron

319% 57

Zinc

200% 30

Phosphorus

708% 4958

Vitamin A

327% 2942

Vitamin C

19% 11

Thiamin (B1)

273% 4

Riboflavin (B2)

304% 5

Niacin (B3)

131% 26

Vitamin B6

86% 2

Folate equivalent (total)

280% 1119

Folate (food)

- 382

Folic acid

- 433

Vitamin B12

99% 6

Vitamin D

4% 16

Vitamin E

65% 13

Vitamin K

57% 46
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