I’ve got my turntable to hold my cake, with a piece of drawer liner cut to go across the top. We’ve even stepped it up with the addition of a Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, but you can leave that off if you desire. You soak them in water, squeeze them out a bit, then place them around the outside of each cake pan before placing them in the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. ★☆. Add flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk, beating after each addition until smooth. You don’t want to over work the batter, just mix it enough to mix in each ingredient. I hope you’ll do it today. In the 1850’s an English American chocolate maker named Samual German created a kind of sweet baking chocolate for Baker’s Chocolate. It’s an old recipe from around 1958, but still a good one for today. You touch many lives with your newsletters with good recipes that sometimes evoke sweet memories. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to receive more just like it. I appreciate your support and do hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. Set this aside and let it cool while we separate the eggs. Use the frosting to pipe some flowers, or in my case some “floppy flowers” around the top layer of the cake. I haven’t tried to make bread with it yet, but I hope to do that before too long. Once the flour is sifted, measure it carefully. Pour in your cake batter. Place both in a mixing bowl, add water, eggs, and oil. Spray a 12 cup Bundt pan with cooking spray and set aside. Add the other half of the buttermilk. Others have experimented with a strawberry cake mix/frosting combo and I once made a chocolate combo, but be sure and try the butter cake … Mix for 2 minutes or until smooth. The name German chocolate cake is a little deceiving as it is not actually a German dessert and traditionally the cake is a lighter colored cake with a mild chocolate taste and the entire cake is usually covered in coconut pecan frosting. Alright then, let’s head on out to the kitchen, and… Let’s Get Cooking! Set aside for now. It was super light fluffy and moist (don't overcook it even a little). The flour gets packed down during packaging and shipping, and it needs to be aerated before you measure it out. There is a difference. You really want to be using a Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate Bar in this recipe. I like to place this one bottom up so I have a flat surface on the top of the cake to work with. This will hold the cake layer in place on the cake board. -Steve. Wish I did know how to decorate one like the professionals do it. Repeat this process just until you’ve incorporated the whites into the batter. I liked them a lot. My suggestion was that she could try a can of chocolate frosting. Let them stay for only about 5 to 8 minutes until slightly toasted. Add half of the buttermilk. It only takes an old man like myself a long time to make it. I have just yet been able to figure out the proper consistency for making frosting that you can pipe and decorate with. It will take a couple of minutes to whip the egg whites up to where they will form stiff peaks. We’ll have slices of homemade bread with our homemade soup tonight. You do have to bake this a little longer than the package directs. 1 cup Evaporated Milk I beat the egg whites on Medium speed after adding them all to the bowl. 4 Egg Whites, Ingredients for the Filling: Place the pecans in an oven that has been pre-heated to 350F degrees. Add chopped chocolate to boiling water. German Chocolate cake is not actually German.The cake is a totally American invention. Thank you for your visit. Let the layers cool completely on the wire racks while we make the filling for the cake. Seriously, the only redeeming quality … We’ll use the whites later in the process. Your email address will not be published. Place on wire rack. Instead, stir your flour around to fluff it, spoon it into your measuring cup, and level it off with the back of a knife. That’s what one of the advertising pieces from back in the late 50’s said about making the Classic German Chocolate Cake from scratch. The company named the chocolate after Samuel, calling it German’s Chocolate… The frosting tastes artificial and the cake can be dry and not very flavorful. Gently pull off the parchment paper. The parchment paper really is a good investment. Of course, that means you don’t get to eat the cake scraps either, but be patient, you’ll get to enjoy the cake itself shortly. I am so excited to share this cake with you today. Smooth out the frosting on the outside of the cake. Smile. I appreciate you taking the time to write and for your visit. Why would you want to thicken German chocolate cake frosting? Not to worry, I’m okay. Please note this is baking SODA and not baking powder. Trusted Results with Cake made with and german chocolate frosting mixed in batter. 1 cup Pecans, chopped. Use a spatula and stir the whipped egg whites into the batter until fully combined. Bake the layers in an oven that has been pre-heated to 350F degrees. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the batter, keeping as much volume as possible. I recommend using unsalted butter since the amount of salt in salted butters can vary between different brands. German Chocolate Cake – You’ll need these ingredients to make the layers. This recipe comes right from the box of the German Chocolate bar. I’d like to add that this is the very first time I’m using my new KitchenAid mixer. Thank you for sharing your story and for your visit today. Follow our easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to learn how to make this Classic German Chocolate Cake recipe. My families version is a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting covering the cake and coconut frosting on top and in the center of the cake. Ready to give it a try? You’ll need to let the mixture cool some before placing it on your cake. ADD ICING TO BATTER AND MIX WELL. I’m sorry, but slathering coconut pecan frosting on a regular chocolate cake and calling it German chocolate … Thank you for being a subscriber to the Newsletter. Divide batter between the three pans. About 10 minutes. I’m glad you found us, and glad that you stopped by. Hung up my apron after that, to the relief of ALL involved. Spread a layer of the filling in the center of your flowers and finish decorating your cake as desired. Smile. Double the batch of Coconut-Pecan Filling if you’d prefer to cover the outside of the cake. Whisk dry ingredients together. Aug 4, 2013 - Make a german chocolate cake (box). Hi Tonya, Thank you for your compliments on the cake. The cake … This cake is super easy to make. Then, my hands aren’t very steady. And, should you ever decide that you are no longer interested, it’s even quicker to unsubscribe. German chocolate cake is nothing new by any stretch of the imagination, but I think it can be kind of lackluster from most grocery stores. If using nuts, sprinkle over bottom of pan. A lot of work, maybe one day I’ll tackle this when I have more time. I love rich, delicious, chocolatey fudge at the holidays. Add 1/4th of the egg whites to batter, mix in well. How to Make Easy German Chocolate Bundt Cake. Assemble your cake: I’m going all out and using both the Coconut-Pecan for filling, and our Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. Just prepare the cake as directed on the box in two 9 inch round pans and let the two layers cool completely before frosting … A deliciously light and moist cake for any lover of Chocolate. It works most of the time, but I did break one while taking these photos. Smile. Gently FOLD the whipped egg whites into the batter. I hope you’ll try the recipe one day. Spread filling/frosting between layers and on top. That way, should the yolk break, you’re not going to get any of the yolk into your egg whites. I used to decorate cakes for my children, only problem-subconsciously-I would attempt to outdo the one before, sort of self competition which is not a bad thing in theory. Let cool. Keywords: German Chocolate Cake, Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate, chocolate bar, coconut pecan filling, coconut pecan frosting, chocolate buttercream frosting. Once the chocolate is mixed in, we’ll start gradually adding the flour. It’s always great to hear from you. Cream the butter and sugar together on Medium speed until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Place the cake pans on a wire rack or folded towel and let cool about 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat the process with the barrier and the filling. Wow…what a beautiful cake! I don’t bake a lot of cakes, but I do love cake. Scoop down from the bottom of the bowl and fold the batter over on top of the egg whites. 4 Egg Yolks Add the tub of frosting and gently fold into the cake mix until completely combined. Add the third cake layer. It’s a sweet chocolate and is the original chocolate used to make the cake. Grease and flour Bundt pan. This will create a wall or barrier to help hold in the filling. You can purchase ready cut circles or just buy a roll and cut your own circles to fit. I do this with a large spoon, placing batter in each pan as I go. The difference between German chocolate cake and chocolate cake is the type of baking chocolate used. Thank you for your support of our recipes. I recently started using these cloth baking strips around my pans. Pour into Bundt pan and bake for 40 … I’m just playing and having fun. Combine cake mix, eggs, oil and water. I still haven’t figured out the right consistency of the frosting to be able to make any decorative flowers or anything else. Be Blessed!!! This should be about 3/4ths of an inch in height. NOTE: Fudge or German Chocolate cake mix may be used instead of Pecan. Place the room temperature butter and the sugar into the bowl of your mixer. -Steve. Add vanilla. Follow our easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to learn how to make this Classic German Chocolate Cake recipe. My brother doesn't like cake at all but he has always loved German Chocolate cake.... so he knows when it's good and he loved this cake and frosting. As we said at the beginning, “It isn’t easy, but it IS elegant.”. You don’t want to deflate the egg whites, so you need to do this gently. Allow the cakes to cool in pans before removing. I’ll be looking forward to seeing you add your name to our list. Add can of frosting to the cake batter. Never used it until I made this cake. It’s just the way I know this cake best. Please know, your work is greatly appreciated by the lonely misplaced Southerners around the Country. full tutorial in my chocolate cake recipe. DIRECTIONS. Thank you for your visits. Stay Warm! Just remember, all comments are moderated. Place butter and sugar in large mixing bowl. Do you get the idea? Ooops, I missed that part, but I got it before they started cooking. Chop the chocolate bar. We all appreciate it very much. Mix lightly to combine. Add coconut. Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe Give it a good stir until the chocolate has all melted. Hope nothing serious happened. If it is wet looking with crumbs, you need to bake it a minute or two longer. German Chocolate Cupcake (Caramel Pecan) Topping While the cupcakes bake and cool, make the german chocolate cake (or in this case cupcake) filling. Bake at 350F degrees for 30-35 minutes or until done. It’s still “sweet” to try. Add some chocolate buttercream frosting to put this cake recipe over the top! 2–1/2 cups Swan’s Down Cake Flour, sifted 1–1/3 cups Baker’s Angel Flake Coconut, sweetened into greased and floured bundt pan(I use Baker Joy to spray pan).Bake at 350 degrees for 40 It looks delicious! Smile. Hi Cheryl, Thank you for your very kind compliments on the cake. Place the cake layers on a cooling rack and let them cool completely before frosting. The layers need to bake for about 30 to 35 minutes or until they pass the toothpick test for doneness. Apply the final layer of frosting to the top and sides of the cake. If it pulls out clean and free of crumbs, the layer is done. I used my Kitchen Aid to mix and knead the dough since my hands can’t do that anymore. I sort of compete with myself too, but I promise now to stay away from the sparklers. Then, add the BAKING SODA. 1. This homemade cake features layers of moist chocolate cake and a delicious coconut pecan frosting. Before you put the batter in the baking pan, add the frosting. Let layers cool completely before adding frosting. (65 grams) natural unsweetened cocoa powder. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, then turn the cake batter into the prepared cake pans and bake until done. This is the frosting, or filling, for our German Chocolate Cake. To make the frosting you’ll simply whisk together some granulated sugar, evaporated milk, and beaten egg yolks in a saucepan. Instructions for the Coconut-Pecan Filling and Frosting Will let you know for sure. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl again, then add the vanilla flavoring. That looks amazing and delicious. It’s cold enough for some soup tonight in my neck of the woods. Set aside for now. Hi Carole, I just have to tell you that you are now my new most favorite person. Fun fact. Mix all ingredients (including the icing), in mixer at medium speed 2 minutes. I don’t know how they do it. Lightly grease the bottom of a small sheet pan and spread the pecans out in one single layer. Hi Karen, I bet that grand daughter always GETS that cake on her birthday too. Be Blessed!!! White German Chocolate Cake consists of three layers of white chocolate flavored cake covered in a super gooey Coconut Pecan Frosting. It really should be called German’s Chocolate Cake and not just German Chocolate Cake. Pour into prepared pan. These were made by Wilton brands and I ordered them online. Instructions for the Cake: I do hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. This is the only German Chocolate Cake recipe you'll ever need! -Steve, Your email address will not be published. It did hurt, but I lived through it. We’ve got a small chain of grocery stores here in North Carolina that makes this cake with the buttercream frosting, and I’ve come to prefer it that way as opposed to just adding the filling between the layers and on the top. Before getting started with the cake batter, place a pot of water on the stove to boil so that it’s ready to go when you need it. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. With part of the flour mixed in, I’m adding half of the buttermilk, It will only take a few seconds to work the flour or buttermilk in after each addition. Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate (4oz) German chocolate is a cake I never tried from scratch–this particular cake was my Grandmother’s specialty-somehow going near it seemed like walking on hallowed ground–she passed in 93′. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, the bottom of the bowl, and the beaters as needed. Good Job ! Divide the batter between your three prepared pans. Add about one third of the flour. It will only take a minute or two for you to leave your comments in the section below. … Our German Chocolate Cake recipe with a Coconut-Pecan filling. Line with parchment paper. I had seen a similar recipe a few years ago but never had tried it. Place the pot over Medium heat. Grease and flour 3 – 9inch baking pans. It’s just got a few extra steps you’ll need to take to complete the layers and the filling. Add milk. -Steve, Steve, I am SO impressed with that beautiful cake you made!! Place about one fourth of the whipped egg whites into your bowl with the batter. Measure out all the needed flour into another mixing bowl. ★☆ It always amazes me that egg whites alone will do this. Be Blessed!!! ★☆ Be sure to visit again… real soon. And, if you want to add our chocolate frosting, which is an optional addition, you can click this link to see how to make our – Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. Then, my hands are so warm the frosting warms up in the piping bag and doesn’t do what I want it to do. 1 cup Butter It is so easy, quick, delicious - and makes a great Christmas present. Smile. Our German Chocolate Cake recipe with a Coconut-Pecan filling. I would only dream to make this. Had to stop when the last cake I made involved sparklers And the Fire Department! Fold remaining egg whites into the batter. Just do your best to get an equal amount in the pans. You might also like this cake: Raspberry Heart Cake Recipe, Or, maybe this:  Old Fashioned Pineapple Cake Recipe, How about this one:  Pig Picking Cake Recipe, Tags: Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate, baking, cake, chocolate bar, chocolate buttercream frosting, coconut pecan filling, coconut pecan frosting, desserts, German Chocolate Cake, made from scratch, Steve Gordon, Taste of Southern. ★☆ 1 pkg. ★☆ Recently, a reader shared a recipe for a cake made with canned coconut pecan frosting in the batter. Maybe it’s time I give it a shot–Thank you–Your Blog is always a reminder of home. And, my hands keep the frosting pretty warm while I’m trying to work with it. We’ll share how to make it both ways. Add baking soda. Beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks. I’ve got the ingredients for the coconut-pecan filling further down in the recipe. Add the remaining whipped egg whites to the bowl of batter. We’ve even stepped it up with the addition of a Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, but you can leave that off if you desire. She has good tastes for sure. Thank you in advance for sharing. Stir it constantly as it heats up and until it thickens. I suggest slicing the butter for the frosting into small pieces so it melts evenly and quickly. I lightly sprayed the bottom of the pan, then I added a parchment paper circle cut to fit the inside of the pan. Chop the chocolate bar into small pieces. Add butter. Just sift a little more than you think you need into a large bowl. Remove parchment paper. Once you’ve applied this thin crumb coat, place the cake in your refrigerator for 30-45 minutes to let the frosting firm up. Younger folks can knock it out in no time I’m sure. Add Salt. Let cool 10 minutes. I made 36 cupcakes and they were amazing. At least I get to enjoy the results. In a large mixing bowl, place all ingredients except the frosting and beat with a hand mixer or wire whisk until completely combined. Spread a thin layer of the buttercream frosting across the top and around the outside of the layers. Is it just me? How to make it. Once it begins to thicken, remove the pot from the heat. Be Blessed!!! Little things like chopping up a sweet chocolate bar, whipping egg whites, and toasting pecans. It IS a little bit “involved,” but it sure is worth the effort once you get it completed. Thank you for your continued prayers for my friends and family. German Chocolate Cake recipe from GroupRecipes.com. Start the mixer up again, and add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing each one in after you add it. I’m keeping all of you and the ones you’ve mentioned in my prayers. I love my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I’m sure you can do much better. CAKE.I prefer to use a chocolate cake made from scratch, but you can use a boxed cake mix if you prefer. I’ve found that a butter cake mix and a buttercream frosting is the best combination. It’s totally free, and super easy to sign up. YUM! Place the cake board or plate on the turntable, then spread a small amount of frosting over the top. With the flour and the buttermilk mixed in, let’s prepare the baking pans. I use this handy little gadget that I’ve had for years to separate the yolks from the whites. The cake is named after English-American chocolate maker Samuel German. . Smile. I really appreciate the compliments on the cake. 2 cups Sugar Bake according to cake … I transferred the batter to another bowl, washed and dried my mixing bowl then put on the wire whisk. They keep the layers from forming a dome in the middle as the layers bake. Your cake is absolutely stunning!! I LOVE this recipe – always moist and delicious! Stir everything together until fully combined. 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