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Print This Delicious and Healthy German Chocolate Cake Recipe

German Chocolate Cake Recipe

This is truly an impressive looking cake. Three layers of moist chocolate cake that are stacked one on top another with a sweet and gooey caramel flavored frosting. Cake is laced with coconut and pecans in between each layer.
Originating in the states and getting its name from the delicious German Sweet Chocolate from which it is made.

4 oz. German sweet chocolate
1/2 cup Boiling Water
1 cup Butter
2 cups Sugar
4 Egg yolks
4 Egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 tsp Vanilla
2 1/2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Buttermilk

1 cup Evaporated milk
1 cup Sugar
3 Egg yolks
1/2 cup Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
1 1/3 cups Coconut
1 cup Chopped pecans

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 30 -
Pan Type ~ Three 9 inch round cake pans
Preheat your oven. Spray pan with non-stick spray and line pans with parchment paper.

German Chocolate Cake Directions:

Melt german chocolate in boiling water. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks, vanilla and chocolate. Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Mix. Fold in egg whites.

Pour German Chocolate Cake batter into three prepared pans. Bake cake.
Frost tops with Coconut Pecan Frosting, leaving sides unfrosted.

Coconut Pecan Filling and Frosting
Combine all ingredients except coconut and pecans in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly, takes about 12 minutes. When mixture thickens, remove from heat. Stir in coconut and pecans. Cool until spreadable.
Serves 12
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 154 g
Calories 529
Calories from Fat 271
Total Fat 30.1g 46%
Saturated Fat 16.3g 81%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 328mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 61.5g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Sugars 44.6g
Protein 6.7g
Vitamin A 14% • Vitamin C 2% • Calcium 8% • Iron 15%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!