German Chocolate Cake

Celebrating life’s sweet moments with German Chocolate Cake! Layer upon layer of chocolatey, coconutty, pecan-packed goodness. 🎉🍰

Decadence Meets Tradition: A Luxurious Treat


For the Cake:

1/2 cup Boiling Water
4 ounces Sweet Cooking German Chocolate
2 cups Sugar
1 cup Butter, softened
4 Egg Yolks
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 1/2 cups Cake Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Buttermilk
4 Egg Whites, stiffly beaten
For the Coconut Pecan Frosting:

1 cup Sugar
1 1/2 cups Butter
1 cup Evaporated Milk (12 oz. can)
1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
4 Egg Yolks
2 cups Flaked Coconut
1 1/2 cups Chopped Pecans

Prepare the Oven and Pans:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease 2 9-inch square pans or 3 8-inch round pans.
Make the Chocolate Mixture:

Pour boiling water over chocolate in a bowl, stirring until melted; allow to cool.
Cream Butter and Sugar:

In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time, then mix in melted chocolate and vanilla on low speed.
Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients:

Alternately add flour, baking soda, and salt with buttermilk to the creamed mixture, beating after each addition until smooth.
Fold in Egg Whites:

Gently fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites. Divide the batter among the prepared pans.

Bake square pans for 40-45 minutes or round pans for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool and Frost:

Cool cakes completely before frosting with Coconut Pecan Frosting.
Coconut Pecan Frosting Directions:

Cook Frosting Ingredients:

In a saucepan, mix sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, and egg yolks. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thick (about 12 minutes).
Add Coconut and Pecans:

Remove from heat; stir in coconut and pecans. Beat until spreading consistency.
Frost the Cake:

Allow the frosting to cool and thicken before icing the cake.
Prep Time: 25 minutes | Cook Time: 40-45 minutes | Total Time: 65-70 minutes

Savor the luxurious blend of rich chocolate, creamy coconut, and crunchy pecans in this classic German Chocolate Cake. Each layer is a testament to the timeless allure of homemade desserts, promising a slice of comfort and indulgence. Perfect for special occasions or as a treat to brighten any day, this cake is a celebration of flavor and texture that will have you coming back for more.

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