German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake

This recipe is courteous of Baker's Chocolate

Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Keyword cake, Chocolate, coconut, dessert



  • 1 pkg Bakers German's Sweet Choocolate
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 4 Eggs separated
  • 2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Butter or Margarine soften
  • 2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Coconut Pecan Frosting

  • 4 egg yoke separate the eggs
  • 1 can Evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Butter or Margarine
  • 1 pkg Baker's Coconut flakes
  • 1 1/2 cup pecans chopped


German Chocolate Cake

  1. Heat oven to 350 degree F. Grease 3 9" pans and cover with parchment.  Microwave chocolate and water in large microwaveable bowl on High 1 -1/2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted. Stir after first minute until chocolate is completely melted.

  2. Beat egg whites in small bowl with mixer on high until stiff peaks form, set aside.

  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in separate bowl.  Beat Butter and sugar in large bowl with  mixer until light and fluffy. 

  4. Add Egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each. 

  5. Blend melted  chocolate and vanilla.

  6. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating after each addition until blended.

  7. Fold in egg whites until blended.

  8. Pour into prepared pans.

  9. Bake 30 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean from center of cake. remove from oven and run a knife around the edge of cake to loosen, but leave in pans.

  10. Cool cakes for 15 minutes. Then remove from pans to wire rack to cool completely.

Coconut Pecan Filling

  1. Whisk egg yolks, milk and vanilla in a large sauce pan until blended.  

  2. Add Sugar and butter, cook on medium heat until mixture thickens approx 12 minutes and a golden brown color, stir continuously.

  3. Remove from heat.  Add coconut and nuts, mix well.  Cool 

Construction of Cake

  1. Take your 1st layer of Chocolate cake and place on plate. take a 1/3 of the icing and cover cake layer.  

  2. Take your second cake layer and place on top of first iced layer take 1/3 of icing and cover top of cake. 

  3. Add 3rd layer and top with the last of the icing. This cake doesn’t have icing on it sides. 

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