German Chocolate Cake W/ Chocolate Buttercream

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Nancy Allen

By
@mawmawnan

My Son loves chocolate cake, so I made him this homemade cake for his 30th birthday supper tonight! FIRE EXTINGUISHER ANYONE! ;)

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8 slices
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 box
    16.5oz. duncan hines german chocolate cake
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 c
    water
  • 1/3 c
    canola oil
  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    your favorite sweetened cocoa (ghiradeli)
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp
    half and half or milk

How to Make German Chocolate Cake W/ Chocolate Buttercream

Step-by-Step

  1. In a mixer bowl, mix the dry cake mix with the eggs, water, and oil. Blend until creamy 2 minutes and pour into 2 9'inch round parchment lined pans.
  2. Bake the layers at 350 for 35 minutes or until cakes spring back in middle or tests done in center with a toothpick. Remove and cool completely, then remove parchment from bottom.
  3. Chocolate Buttercream- In a mixer add butter with powdered sugar, cocoa, and add vanilla to half and half or milk a little at a time on lowest speed until frosting is creamy. You may need to add a little more milk to get the right consistency. It should look creamy but not runny.
  4. With parchments removed, place first layer face down frost top of layer then add second layer face up. Frost sides then top of cake and set 2-3 hours to let the frosting firm up before serving.

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About German Chocolate Cake W/ Chocolate Buttercream

Course/Dish: Cakes Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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