Recipe: Appetizing German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake. Hand frosted with coconut-filled icing, and topped with smooth chocolate ganache drizzle. This German chocolate cake recipe is one of Betty Crocker's most popular desserts, and for good reason. The step-by-step instructions clearly walk you through the process you need to create a homemade masterpiece.

German Chocolate Cake Grease waxed paper and set aside. In small saucepan, melt chocolate with water over low heat; cool. Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a small bowl; set aside. You can have German Chocolate Cake using 19 ingredients and 9 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of German Chocolate Cake

  1. You need of Cake.
  2. It's 1 (4 oz) of Package baker's German sweet chocolate.
  3. It's 1/2 cup of boiling water.
  4. Prepare 1 cup of butter.
  5. You need 2 cups of sugar.
  6. You need 4 of eggs, separated.
  7. It's 1 tsp of vanilla.
  8. You need 2 cups of all-purpose flour.
  9. It's 1 tsp of baking soda.
  10. You need 1/2 tsp of salt.
  11. You need 1 cup of buttermilk.
  12. It's of Frosting.
  13. You need 1 1/2 cups of evaporated milk.
  14. Prepare 1 1/2 cups of sugar.
  15. You need 4 of slightly beaten egg yolks.
  16. Prepare 3/4 cup of butter.
  17. Prepare 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla.
  18. Prepare 2 cups of shredded coconut.
  19. Prepare 1 1/2 cups of chopped pecans.

HOW TO MAKE GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE. Start by creating the two layers of moist chocolate cake! Upon researching for hours for a German Chocolate cake recipe worth the time to make and choosing this one, I bought the "Bakers" German sweet chocolate bar for use in this cake. After opening the box of chocolate, there are recipes in there for frosting, cake and a few others using this chocolate.

German Chocolate Cake instructions

  1. Melt chocolate with water, you can do this by combining ingredients and microwaving them in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals stirring in-between..
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Next beat in egg yolks..
  3. Stir in chocolate and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix in flour baking soda and salt..
  4. Beat in flour mixture, alternating with the buttermilk..
  5. In a large bowl, beat egg white until stiff peaks form, fold into batter..
  6. Pour batter into a greased/nonstick 9x13 pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Oven temp: 350 degrees..
  7. While the cake is cooking in the oven, combine evaporated milk, sugar, slightly beaten egg yolks, butter or margarine, and vanilla in a saucepan. It should take about 20 minutes. Stir constantly. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat..
  8. Stir in shredded coconut and chopped pecans. Cool until thick enough to spread. Makes 4-1/4 cups..
  9. Once everything is cool, frost cake and enjoy!.

The name German chocolate cake is a little deceiving as it is not actually a German dessert and traditionally the cake is a lighter colored cake with a mild chocolate taste and the entire cake is usually covered in coconut pecan frosting. I am so excited to share this cake with you today. It's been a long time coming! I've got a German Chocolate Cheesecake and German Chocolate Cookie Stacks, but no actual cake. I actually first made this cake a couple years ago, but wasn't completely happy with it so it got pushed aside until now.