German Chocolate Cake With a Light Cocoa Frosting

Updated on February 8, 2018

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A look at the fluffy cocoa frosting.
A look at the fluffy cocoa frosting. | Source
German Chocolate Cake With the Light Cocoa Frosting.
German Chocolate Cake With the Light Cocoa Frosting. | Source

An Alternative To The Sweeter Frostings

This is one of those recipes that I try and ask my family to rate. They rated this one as excellent with *** (three stars).

While they do like the buttercream frostings, sometimes they get tired of them and want something lighter and creamier and different. This one fits the bill.

Of course having cocoa in it does help with the flavor. We all are chocolate lovers and any recipe with chocolate in it, we sit up and take notice. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did. In fact my oldest daughter wanted this cake and frosting as her birthday cake and she doesn't usually like cake. This was the exception.

Enjoy!

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5 stars from 2 ratings of German Chocolate Cake with Light Cocoa Frosting

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Serves 6 to 8 people
Some of the ingredients.
Some of the ingredients. | Source

Ingredients

  • 2 env. dry whipped topping mix
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 1/2 c. whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 box German Chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • amount on back of cake mix, oil
  • whole milk, substitute the water for the milk on the back of the cake mix

Directions

  1. Prepare the cake according to the directions on the back of the box; adding the instant pudding and substituting the milk for the water. Bake according to the pan you use and what is on the back of the box.
  2. Let cake cool completely and prepare frosting. Combine whipped topping mix and coca in a cold deep narrow bowl. Blend in milk and vanilla on low speed of mixer. Whip at high speed until topping forms soft peaks. Whip 2 minutes longer until light and fluffy.
  3. Frost your cake and serve. Refrigerate leftovers.

Lighter Recipe

You can substitute low fat milk for the whole milk in the frosting and cake mix.

You can also substitute the fat free or sugar free pudding mix for the regular pudding mix.

A top view of the frosting.
A top view of the frosting. | Source

Questions & Answers

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        Rachel Alba 

        6 months ago

        Hi Faythe Payne, I'm glad you thought this was worth making for your husband. I think he will enjoy it.

        Blessings to you.

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        Faythe Payne 

        6 months ago from USA

        I love German Chocolate cake...I usually buy the in store already prepared frosting with pecans...Now that my husband has developed an allergy to nuts,,,This will be a great frosting for him...and I love creamy frosting..Can't wait to try this..Thank You

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        Rachel Alba 

        8 months ago

        Hi Kari, I'm glad I could accommodate you. lol That was one of the reasons my family loved this frosting. It's also creamy and needs to be refrigerated when not serving. Thank you for your great comment. I appreciate it.

        Blessings to you and Happy Valentine's Day.

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        Kari Poulsen 

        8 months ago from Ohio

        This sounds delicious. I have been wanting a less sweet chocolate frosting. Now I have it. :)

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        Rachel L Alba 

        8 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        Hi Chitrangada. Thank you for visiting and for the nice comment. It's always nice to hear from you. I appreciate it.

        Blessings to you.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        8 months ago from New Delhi, India

        This cake looks delicious and who doesn’t love chocolates!

        Would love to try your lighter version.

        Thanks for sharing the helpful pictures and instructions!

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        Rachel L Alba 

        8 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        Hi Linda,

        Nice to hear from you again. You're one of my faithful friends. Thank you for the nice comment. I appreciate it.

        Blessings to you.

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        Linda Crampton 

        8 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

        I love chocolate cake, but even for me some some types are too rich in cocoa. I love the sound of your lighter frosting. Thank you for sharing the recipe, Rachel.

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        Rachel L Alba 

        8 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        Thank you, Mary. I appreciate your nice comment and encouragement.

        Blessings to you.

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        Mary Norton 

        8 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        This is a good one to try. Such a fluffy frosting.

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        Rachel L Alba 

        8 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        Hi Kristen, Thank you for visiting my hubs. It's also easy to make.

        Blessings to you.

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        Rachel L Alba 

        8 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        Hi Louise, Louise is actually my middle name. I was named after my mother and her mother. Thank you for visiting and for the sweet comment.

        Blessings to you.

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        Rachel L Alba 

        8 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        Jackie, you're my best customer. lol I love seeing your comments. Thank you for such encouragement.

        Many blessings to you.

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        Kristen Howe 

        8 months ago from Northeast Ohio

        This looks real interesting to make and delicious to eat. Yum! Thanks for sharing this recipe Rachel.

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        Louise Powles 

        8 months ago from Norfolk, England

        That looks delicious. My mouth is watering now!

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        Jackie Lynnley 

        8 months ago from The Beautiful South

        Rachel you are a cooking genius! I have baked so many of those pumpkin dump cakes, two in just the last week! Everyone loves them.

        Well I said I need to get away from the pumpkin and here you bring me a brand new one. Sounds terrific! That icing look delicious.

        Can't wait. Thanks so much.

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