Light German Chocolate Cake

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Chelsea Mitcham

By
@shellsea87

I love German chocolate cake but it's just so fatty and full of calories SOOOO I invented this little baby. DELISH!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This German chocolate cake recipe is very moist and dense. Since there is no leavening agent, the cake does not rise. But what you get is one very chocolaty cake. The frosting tastes just like a traditional German chocolate cake frosting. So good! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • 1/2 c
    chocolate chips (use German chocolate for a more authentic cake)
  • 1/2 medium
    banana
  • 2/3 c
    sugar
  • 3 medium
    eggs
  • 1/2 c
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • LIGHT COCONUT PECAN FROSTING

  • 1/2 c
    skim milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp
    banana, mashed
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/3 c
    toasted shredded coconut
  • 1/4 c
    toasted pecans, finely chopped

How to Make Light German Chocolate Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. PREPARE THE PAN:
    Spray an 8x8 pan with Pam.
  2. FOR THE CAKE:
    1) Mash the banana and stir in chocolate chips or pieces. Microwave 30-45 seconds then stir until chocolate is melted.
    2) Stir in the sugar.
    3) Whisk in the eggs.
    4) Whisk in the cocoa until blended and no powder is visible on top.
    5) Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.
    6) Let cool before frosting.
  3. FOR THE FROSTING:
    1) Combine the milk, cornstarch, banana, and brown sugar in a small saucepan and heat on medium heat until mixture is bubbly and thickens (about 3 minutes).
    2) Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, coconut, and pecans.
    3) Cool to room temperature then frost the cake

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About Light German Chocolate Cake

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




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