I've made this recipe for many years and it always turns out flawless. Hands down, it is the best and most impressive German Chocolate cake around. Some tips: Use good cake pans and *parchment paper* is your friend, not waxed. Don't forget to add the egg whites, which seems to have happened w/one of the reviewers. This cake should not fall. Did you beat the egg whites thoroughly? Altitude and humidity can sometimes make a difference. Make any adjustments if you're using a convection oven. Keep the oven door closed. If you must check, look through the oven window instead. We're chocolate lovers, so along w/ the pecan-coconut frosting, I make a soft whipped chocolate ganache. This cake is incredibly moist and decadent - worth every minute it takes to make.