German Chocolate Cake Shake

German Chocolate Cake Shake

Fun baking fact: German Chocolate Cake is not actually German.

It’s named after a man named Sam German, who invented a sweet baking chocolate while working at Baker’s Chocolate Company in the 1800s.

But he didn’t invent the cake itself — in 1957, a Texas woman submitted her recipe for “German’s Chocolate Cake” to a Dallas newspaper and the rest is sweet history.

The traditional recipe is incredibly rich, with butter, sugar, eggs, chocolate, and buttermilk, plus a coconut-pecan filling and frosting with even more butter, sugar, eggs, evaporated milk, and coconut.

Luckily for you, our resident recipe magicians created a superfood shake with Cookies & Creamy Shakeology that recreates the indulgent, decadent flavor of German Chocolate Cake.


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German Chocolate Cake Shake

Course Dessert, shake, Smoothie, Snack
Keyword Cookies & Creamy Shakeology
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1 serving
Calories 317 kcal


  • 1 cup / 240 ml unsweetened chocolate almond milk
  • 1 cup / 170 g ice
  • 1 scoop Cookies & Creamy Shakeology
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut, divided use
  • 5 unsalted pecan halves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. shaved dark chocolate (optional)


  1. Place almond milk, ice, Shakeology, 1 Tbsp. coconut, and extract (if desired) in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour into a serving glass.

  2. Garnish with remaining 1 Tbsp. coconut, pecans, and chocolate (if desired). Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Fantastic Fiber (F), Gluten-Free (GF), No Dairy (ND), Protein Power (P), Quick ’n’ Easy (QE), Vegan (V), Vegetarian (VG)

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.*

* Total Sugar 10 g, Added Sugar 5 g

Nutrition Facts
German Chocolate Cake Shake
Amount Per Serving (1 shake)
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Sodium 469mg20%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 18g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Container Equivalents (Regular & Vegan)
1 Red
½ Blue
1 Orange
1 tsp.

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