Hope Schwing's German Chocolate Cake - "Sweet Talks" Ep. 2

Updated: Jun 5

Welcome back, friends! This week's episode I had the pleasure of making German Chocolate cake with Hope Schwing. It was a cake her grandma made for her frequently and she even told me she couldn't tell the difference between mine and her grandma's! I couldn't hold back and not share the recipe we made!


  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 8oz evaporated milk

  • ½ cup SALTED butter

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ⅓ cups flaked coconut

  • 1 cup chopped pecans (toasted for nuttier flavor)


Combine evaporated milk, brown sugar, butter, egg yolks, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, at a low boil until mixture turns a light caramel color and thickens, about 10 minutes.

Let cool for about 15 minutes and add in your coconut + pecans. Let cool completely before adding to your cake.


German chocolate cake is a traditionally milk chocolate cake but you can make your favorite chocolate cake recipe OR a boxed cake mix. The frosting is REALLY the star of the show!

Watch the full episode of "Sweet Talks" here: https://youtu.be/5cK48qEU49w

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