German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake

This German Chocolate cake is one of my favorite cakes. The frosting makes the cake. This is a great cake to serve to guests and family will love it, too. The original recipe came from an early seventies Progressive Farmer Southern Country Cookbook. I have made a few changes over the years.

German Chocolate Cake Ingredients:

1(4oz.) pkg.Baker’s German sweet chocolate
2 sticks butter room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 egg yolks
4egg whites stiffly beaten
1/2 cup boiling water
2 1/2 c.cake flour
1tsp.baking soda
1/2 tsp.salt
1 cup buttermilk
Baking spray
3 egg yolks
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
1 Tbl.spoon butter
1 1/2 cup Baker’s flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans


1 ) Preheat oven to 350°
2 ) Melt chocolate in boiling water, cool. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, add egg yolks
beating well after each. Blend in vanilla and chocolate

3 ) Sift flour with soda and salt

4 ) Add dry mixture alternating with buttermilk mixing well with a spatula fold in beaten egg whites.

5 ) Spray cake pans with baking spray

6 ) Pour into 3 prepared cake pans

7 ) Bake for 35-40 mins.


1 )Beat egg yolks, milk, sugar, and butter

2 ) Cook over medium heat for about 12 mins.

3 ) Stirring until mixture thickens. Remove from heat; add coconut, pecans, and vanilla

4 ) Beat until cool and of spreading consistency.

5 ) Frost between layers, tops, and sides


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