German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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1/2 c
boiling water
4 oz
baking chocolate, sweetened
1 c
2 c
eggs, separated
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2.5 c
cake flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1 c


1 c
evaporated milk
1 c
egg yolks
1/2 c
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1.33 c
flaked coconut
1 c
chopped pecans

How to Make German Chocolate Cake


  • 1CAKE: Pour boiling water over chocolate in small bowl; stir until melted. Set aside to cool.
  • 2In large mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add egg yolks 1 at a time, beat after each addition.
  • 3On low speed beat in chocolate and sifted dry ingredients, beating whites.
  • 4Divide among 3 (8 or 9 inch) greased and floured cake pans or line greased pans with waxed paper.
  • 5Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.
  • 6Frost with Coconut-Pecan Frosting.
  • 7ICING: Combine all but coconut and pecans in saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until thick, about 10-12 minutes.
  • 8Stir in coconut and pecans.
  • 9Spread between and on top of cooled cake layers.

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About German Chocolate Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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