German Chocolate Cake Recipe


My homemade German chocolate cake recipe produces a extremely moist layered chocolate cake filled and topped with a coconut pecan frosting.

I love it cold, but you can serve it at room temperature too. It's like heaven on a fork.



German Chocolate Cake Recipe


German Chocolate Cake Recipe

MOIST GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

Make this cake a day before you want to serve it. Like me, it gets better with age.

1/2 cup water
4 (1 ounce squares) German sweet chocolate
1 cup homemade unsalted butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk*
2-1/2 cups cake flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 egg whites



PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9 inch pans. Place greased parchment paper on the bottom of each cake pan.

Sift together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a bowl, microwave the chocolate and water until melted. Set aside to cool.

In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks and combine well. Add the melted chocolate and vanilla. Starting with the buttermilk, beat in alternately with the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. DO NOT OVER-MIX.

Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. LIGHTLY fold 1/2 of the egg whites into the batter, combine, and then add the remaining egg whites; mixing together. Pour into the prepared cake pans.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool for ten minutes in the pan and invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.

* For buttermilk,

Place 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar in one cup measuring cup and fill the rest with milk. Let sit 5 to 10 minutes, and then it's ready for this recipe.





If you are taking the time to make this German chocolate cake recipe, you MUST use this frosting.

COCONUT PECAN FROSTING

2 cups evaporated milk
2 TBS cornstarch
2 cups white sugar
6 egg yolks, beaten with 2 tsp water
1 cup homemade unsalted butter
1 TBS pure vanilla extract
1 cup toasted pecans (or to taste), chopped
1 cup flaked and toasted coconut (or to taste)

In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch with the evaporated milk. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla. Whisk constantly until it comes to a boil and thickens. Remove from the heat and add the toasted pecans and coconut. Stir well and place in the refrigerator to cool.  Spread on the cake when it has cooled down.

TO TOAST the pecans and coconut, place together in a 350 degree oven on a baking sheet until the coconut is lightly golden brown.



Easy Cake Recipes

Chocolate Recipes

Homemade Pie Recipes


Made the recipe?  I would love to see it!  Post it on my Facebook page or any social media platform and use the hashtag #misshomemade  Thanks!



NOTE:

Some of my recipes call for oil and for most of my life I used canola and vegetable oil as everyone else did.

I have changed to using organic and unrefined coconut oil, and olive oil. Organic butter and ghee is another option. Thanks!

Note: the main villains of hydrogenated oils that you want to stay away from are corn oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil and canola oil.





Affiliate Disclosure: I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that when you click links and purchase items, in most (not all) cases I will receive a referral commission. Your support in purchasing through these links enables me to keep my recipes online and helps people worldwide to blog with less worry and less hassle. Thank you!

Copyright and Privacy Policy

Copyright © 2009-2016, Raschell Rule. All Rights Reserved Miss Homemade 







Easy Apple Pie Recipes From Scratch:

Easy Apple Pie in a Tin
Vanilla Frosted Apple Pie
Buttery Apple-Scotch Pie 
Rich Apple Custard Pie
Tender Dutch Apple Pie
French Apple Cream Pie


Homemade Fruit Pie Filling Recipes


Homemade Apple Recipes:

Butterscotch Apple Pecan Cobbler
Frosted Apple Strudel
Slow Cooker Applesauce
Moist Applesauce Cake
Apple Fritters
Hot Apple Cider
Apple Bars
Apple Banana Bread
Caramel Apple Salad
Snickers Apple Salad
Cinnamon Dutch Apple Pie
Apple Crumble
Caramel Apple Cobbler
Buttery Caramel Dip 




Pumpkin Pie completely from Scratch

Pumpkin Recipes




Best No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe

(I'm not kidding)



How much could you sell if you had

50,000 emails go out your next launch?  

Learn how now.




The BEST Italian Recipes


BEST Pasta Sauce Recipe






Fresh Vegetable Recipes 

Delicious Side Dishes




Mexican Sopapilla Cheesecake

Fiesta Pear (or Apple) Dessert

Avocado Lime Cheesecake



Authentic Mexican Food Recipes




Gooey Pineapple Upside Down Cake



Hearty Homemade Soup Recipes




Canning Food






Old Fashioned
Scalloped Potatoes



Au Gratin Potato Recipe




Comments:

BEST French Vanilla Cake Recipe

BEST French Vanilla Cake

"I have made this cake 3 times in the past 4 weeks and have been asked to make it again for St. Paddy's day and Easter! I should have it down to a science by then. It is simply delicious and I have received rave reviews! Thanks so much for posting what I consider to be the perfect vanilla cake recipe."  by Michelle


Moist Banana Cake Recipe

"This is the best Banana Cake I have ever made. Thank you for sharing." by Elizabeth 

"I just baked this cake for the second time. My husband and I both love it!" by Nancy