German Chocolate Cake (Bob Guillotte's)

German Chocolate Cake (bob Guillotte's) Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Amy Alusa

By
@amyalulsa

I met Bob, when I lived in Arlington, TX. He was raised in Louisiana and is quite a talented cook. He shared this recipe with me that he got from his mother; also a very talented cook they say. The cake is marvelous; but you must be sure to follow the instructions carefully and don't substitute anything to have the correct finished product. It has been a real hit with our family and friends. I hope you enjoy it as well.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8-10 depending on the size of your slices
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg
    (4 oz) baker's german sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 2 1/2 c
    sifted cake flour or 2 1/4 c of sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    butter
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 4
    egg yolks
  • 1 tsp
    real vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 4
    egg whites
  • GERMAN CHOCOLATE FROSTING (BOB GUILLOTTE'S)

  • 1 c
    evaporated milk (not condensed)
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 1 tsp
    real vanilla
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 1 1/8 c
    angel flake coconut

How to Make German Chocolate Cake (Bob Guillotte's)

Step-by-Step

  1. Melt chocolate over boiling water (double boiler). Cool. Sift flour with salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks to the butter mixture; one at a time. Beat after each addition.
  3. Blend in the melted chocolate and vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk; beating after each addition until smooth.
  4. Beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Fold into the batter.
  5. Pour batter into 3 lightly greased and floured 9" round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until cake springs back when pressed lightly. Cool for 15 minutes in the cake pans.
  6. Remove from pans to a cooling rack and cool completely. Spread frosting over the layers and over the top.
  7. German Chocolate Cake Frosting (Bob Guillotte's)
    Combine milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat; stirring constantly, until mixture thickens (about 12 minutes).
  8. Remove from heat. Add coconut and pecans. Cool until spreading consistency, beating occasionally. Makes 2 1/2 cups or enough to frost a 3 layer cake.

Printable Recipe Card

About German Chocolate Cake (Bob Guillotte's)

Course/Dish: Cakes




Show 2 Comments & Reviews

Strawberry Recipes You Need To Make This Summer

Strawberry Recipes You Need to Make This Summer

Kitchen Crew

There are many surprising health benefits of strawberries . They are loaded with Vitamin C which helps support a healthy immune system. Their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits can help protect...

15 Coffee Break-worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

15 Coffee Break-Worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Acceptable as a breakfast treat or a light dessert, no one can pass up a piece of coffee cake. Brew an extra pot of coffee today, because we've found 15...

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Store-bought frosting is convenient and easy but making homemade buttercream icing is just as simple and super tasty. Thick and dense with a silky texture, this American buttercream recipe is...