GERMAN CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE



With caramel icing to top it off!!

Cake Batter:
2/3 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 ounces german chocolate, melted
5 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups whole buttermilk
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Caramel Icing:
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup half and half
1 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt