German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake Recipe
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3 Reviews
This special chocolate cake made with buttermilk and topped with a decadent cooked frosting is the ultimate dessert.
25 min
Prep Time
1:45
Total Time
12 servings

Ingredients

Frosting

3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 1/2 cups
firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 1/2 cups
sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup
chopped pecans
2 teaspoons
vanilla

Cake

1 (4-ounce) package
German's sweet baking chocolate
1/2 cup
water
1 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1 cup
sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 teaspoon
vanilla
1 cup
buttermilk*
 
*Substitute 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

Directions

  1. Beat 3 eggs in 2-quart saucepan with whisk. Stir in brown sugar, half & half and 1/2 cup butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 10-15 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut, pecans and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Cool completely at least 1 hour.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F.
  3. Combine chocolate and water in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, 6-7 minutes or until chocolate is melted; cool 10 minutes.
  4. Grease and lightly flour 2 (8- or 9-inch) round baking pans; set aside.
  5. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
  6. Beat sugar and 1/2 cup butter on medium speed in bowl until creamy. Add 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat until well mixed. Add chocolate mixture; beat until well mixed. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to chocolate mixture, beating well after each addition, until well mixed. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  7. Bake 33-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely.
  8. Spread frosting over top of each cake; stack layers. Frost side of cake, if desired.

Recipe Tips

- This cake can also be baked in a greased and floured 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 33-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
610
Cholesterol
135mg
Carbohydrates
71g
Protein
8g
Fat
34g
Sodium
440mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This is an amazing cake. Its moist, perfectly sweet, and delicious.

Rating

Not only is this cake the most requested from friends, family, and coworkers, but it is my favorite to make and eat! The cake stays moist and fluffy, and the frosting is to die for. I wish I had more stars to rate this with.

Rating

Excellent cake! The chocolate cake was moist and light, the icing was delicious. I made this for my husband's 50th birthday and it was a hit. I know he will be requesting this every year for his birthday.

Rating

I LIKE THIS RECIPE IT IS VERY UNIQUE TO ME AND EASY.

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