Can I Make German Chocolate Cake Without Coconut?

Can I Make German Chocolate Cake Without Coconut?

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Faith Durand
Sep 2, 2010
Q: I love German chocolate cake, but I know people who are allergic to coconut. Can I recreate the caramel and evaporated milk frosting without coconut? Will the layered cake still hold up? Sent by Lauren Editor: Lauren, the filling would still be delicious without coconut, but we would recommend making a little more of it (perhaps 50% more) to bulk up the filling between the layers. You could also substitute finely chopped nuts for the coconut. Anyone ever made German chocolate cake without the coconut? Any good substitutes? Related: Best Recipes for a Knock-Out Chocolate Dessert? (Image: Carl Tremblay/Leite's Culinaria)
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