Gluten-Free German Chocolate Cake with Dairy-Free Topping

Gluten-Free German Chocolate Cake with Dairy-Free Topping

German Chocolate Cake is at the top of my list of favorite desserts. Which is why I don’t make it very often!

Especially since I like to create an extra thick topping that is piled on top rather than running off like a glaze.

When I make it, I ask the kids to hide it from me, but the trail of cake crumbs usually gives away the hiding spot.

The best solution I have found for my lack of self-control is to make this cake when we have company and then encourage them to take some home when they leave. The last time I was slicing it for guests to take home a friend called me on it and said, “So you want us to eat it for breakfast instead of you?’ I told her that was my exactly intention and she said, “I don’t have a problem with that”.  Now, that’s a good friend!


  • 4 squares German's Sweet Chocolate
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • ¼ cup potato starch
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • ½ cup coconut oil (or butter)
  • 1 teaspoon gf vanilla
  • 1 cup almond milk (coconut milk or milk)
  • 3 cups shredded coconut
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans
Read the whole recipe on Premeditated Leftovers