As American as German Chocolate Cake

June 11 is National German Chocolate Cake Day, so if you're looking for an excuse to bake one, mark your calendar! Or try one out for any birthday, holiday, or special occasion. Our version keeps the classic elements of chocolate buttermilk cake (made with German's Sweet Chocolate, of course), coconut, and pecans, but switches up the shape, subs heavy cream for evaporated milk, adds a little salt, and coats the outside with a layer of light vanilla buttercream.