Then, I just don’t have the talent for it. Scoop down from the bottom of the bowl and fold the batter over on top of the egg whites. The parchment paper really is a good investment. Is it just me? ★☆ Stir it constantly as it heats up and until it thickens. 1 cup Pecans, chopped. Just prepare the cake as directed on the box in two 9 inch round pans and let the two layers cool completely before frosting … 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. Instructions for the Coconut-Pecan Filling and Frosting Repeat this process just until you’ve incorporated the whites into the batter. Smile. Let the layers cool completely on the wire racks while we make the filling for the cake. (and I’m not a true chocolate lover). I’ll send you an Email every once in awhile to remind you when I post a new recipe, or when anything else of importance is going on around Taste of Southern. This looks absolutely delicious and i’m sure it tastes divine! You can make yours without it if you prefer. It’s just got a few extra steps you’ll need to take to complete the layers and the filling. Stir well to combine. Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate (4oz) Combine the wet and dry ingredients, then turn the cake batter into the prepared cake pans and bake until done. Add egg yolks to butter and sugar mixture, one at a time, beating lightly after each addition. Stir everything together until fully combined. Thank you for listening. I do hope you’ll make your Grandmother proud one day and give the cake a try. Add flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk, beating after each addition until smooth. Hi Sharon, Thank you for the smile today. This will give you one level cup of flour for baking. Start the mixer up again, and add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing each one in after you add it. I made 36 cupcakes and they were amazing. Fun fact. I love my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Double the batch of Coconut-Pecan Filling if you’d prefer to cover the outside of the cake. I’ll be looking forward to seeing you add your name to our list. Grease and flour Bundt pan. There is a difference. It always amazes me that egg whites alone will do this. 2–1/2 cups Swan’s Down Cake Flour, sifted To me, it’s always been dry, and lacking flavor. Then remove from the pan, and cool for at least another 10 minutes before slicing. I appreciate your visits and do hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. Test with toothpick. Smile. Butter and eggs should be at room temperature before you begin. It helps hold any loose crumbs that might be on your cake that could get into the frosting. German Chocolate cake is not actually German.The cake is a totally American invention. It’s an old recipe from around 1958, but still a good one for today. Add the remaining whipped egg whites to the bowl of batter. 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. Place the pecans in an oven that has been pre-heated to 350F degrees. Do not burn them. Good Job ! Gently pull off the parchment paper. You don’t want to over work the batter, just mix it enough to mix in each ingredient. Hi Tonya, Thank you for your compliments on the cake. Keywords: German Chocolate Cake, Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate, chocolate bar, coconut pecan filling, coconut pecan frosting, chocolate buttercream frosting. This thin layer is called a crumb coat. Place the cake layers on a cooling rack and let them cool completely before frosting. Your Comments:  Have you tried our German Chocolate Cake Recipe? 1/2 cup Butter Chop the chocolate bar. You’ll need a totally clean mixing bowl to whip up the egg whites in. She wanted to make the cake but her husband doesn’t like coconut. It IS a little bit “involved,” but it sure is worth the effort once you get it completed. I appreciate your comments. Add another third of the flour. Once the flour is sifted, measure it carefully. Ouch. Do you get the idea? Thank you for your visit. Add chopped chocolate to boiling water. You do have to bake this a little longer than the package directs. The signup box is below and you’ll also find one in the top right hand corner of each page. ★☆ Thank you for your continued prayers for my friends and family. Add milk. Gently FOLD the whipped egg whites into the batter. 1 cup Evaporated Milk I lightly sprayed the bottom of the pan, then I added a parchment paper circle cut to fit the inside of the pan. God bless you. It will be good either way you decide to finish the cake. For a regular chocolate cake, you’d use semisweet chocolate… Thank you for your visits. In a large mixing bowl, place all ingredients except the frosting and beat with a hand mixer or wire whisk until completely combined. ★☆. I do appreciate your visit today, and I’m thankful you subscribe to our Newsletter. I have never liked German Chocolate Cake. Thank you in advance for sharing. When measuring your flour, avoid scooping it from the container. I’ve got a German Chocolate Cheesecake and German Chocolate Cookie Stacks, but no actual cake.Crazy! Set this aside and let it cool while we separate the eggs. I do hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. Separate the egg yolks. Add 1/4th of the egg whites to batter, mix in well. Mix with a hand mixer until the cake batter … We all appreciate it very much. Hi Annie, Thank you for the compliments on the cake. It’s cold enough for some soup tonight in my neck of the woods. I have just yet been able to figure out the proper consistency for making frosting that you can pipe and decorate with. And, my hands keep the frosting pretty warm while I’m trying to work with it. Now, tilt your head and tell me if that looks like a smiley face in the pot? It’s a showstopper holiday dessert and the frosting is to die for. … Our German Chocolate Cake recipe with a Coconut-Pecan filling. I transferred the batter to another bowl, washed and dried my mixing bowl then put on the wire whisk. Divide the batter between your three prepared pans. 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. German Chocolate Cupcake (Caramel Pecan) Topping While the cupcakes bake and cool, make the german chocolate cake (or in this case cupcake) filling. This will hold the cake layer in place on the cake board. Just remember, all comments are moderated. How to Make German Chocolate Cake Frosting. The cake batter is light and fluffy and the perfect contrast to a … German chocolate cake frosting isn’t made like your typical buttercream frosting… -Steve, Steve, I am SO impressed with that beautiful cake you made!! Let’s begin by first sifting the cake flour. -Steve. I’m keeping all of you and the ones you’ve mentioned in my prayers. Let cool. In a medium saucepan combine 1/2 cup evaporated milk, 2 egg yolks, 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 1/2 tsp salt. It was really good, very sweet, but really good. Classic German Chocolate Cake. Use a piping bag filled with the Chocolate Buttercream frosting and a large round tip, and pipe a circle of frosting around the outer edge of the layer. This cake is super easy to make. It will take a couple of minutes to whip the egg whites up to where they will form stiff peaks. Sign Up For Our Free Newsletter:  While you’re here, be sure to sign up for our totally FREE NEWSLETTER. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to receive more just like it. Set aside for now. It only takes an old man like myself a long time to make it. This will create a wall or barrier to help hold in the filling. That just means that I personally read each and everyone before they are approved for viewing on our family friendly website. Make cake according to package directions. We’re going to alternate between adding flour and buttermilk in this order. Why would you want to thicken German chocolate cake frosting? Let layers cool completely before adding frosting. It did hurt, but I lived through it. 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. It makes removing the layers intact so much more dependable and easier. When done, let the cake cool inside of the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. I’ve never claimed to be much of a cake decorator. Smile. As we said at the beginning, “It isn’t easy, but it IS elegant.”. I’m sorry, but slathering coconut pecan frosting on a regular chocolate cake and calling it German chocolate … Your cake is absolutely stunning!! I do hope you might try it one day soon. 1 cup Butter I’m just the fellow sharing the information. This recipe comes right from the box of the German Chocolate bar. I am so excited to share this cake with you today. You really want to be using a Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate Bar in this recipe. German Chocolate is my aunt’s favorite cake. I am going to be making this for church soon. The frosting tastes artificial and the cake can be dry and not very flavorful. Place pecans in a single layer on lightly oiled baking sheet. If it is wet looking with crumbs, you need to bake it a minute or two longer. You can make it without the addition of our Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, but it’s so much better with both. German Chocolate Cake Recipe. She has good tastes for sure. I haven’t tried to make bread with it yet, but I hope to do that before too long. Steve, you are a jewel. This should be about 3/4ths of an inch in height. Smile. Remove layers from pans. 1 pkg. Smile. If you are a lover of chocolate, you can’t stand the savory flavor of the cake and barely resist grabbing a big bite if the cake is on your sight. That is, until I was trying to snug one down and caught my thumb nail on part of the strip and split it about a quarter of an inch right down the middle. 2. Hi Cheryl, Thank you for your very kind compliments on the cake. 2 cups Sugar Chop the chocolate bar into small pieces. Once you’ve applied this thin crumb coat, place the cake in your refrigerator for 30-45 minutes to let the frosting firm up. So, set aside a little extra time and make one deliciously moist and awesome German Chocolate Cake. It works most of the time, but I did break one while taking these photos. Ready to give it a try? Back in the 1950s, this wonderful cake became very popular, and I requested it for several of my childhood birthdays. Place on wire rack. -Steve. Simply divine! ADD ICING TO BATTER AND MIX WELL. Beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Line with parchment paper. ★☆ Place the pot over Medium heat. Set aside. I have m. Easy German Chocolate Cake - All Recipes. Place the first layer on the cake board and gently press it down so it holds on the board. That looks amazing and delicious. se natural unsweetened cocoa powder so that it reacts with baking soda and helps the cake rise. German Chocolate Cake – You’ll need these ingredients to make the layers. Ingredients For The Cake: Pour into prepared pan. Please note this is baking SODA and not baking powder. We’ve made the Classic German Chocolate Cake, and we’ve taken it up a notch with the addition of a Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. You touch many lives with your newsletters with good recipes that sometimes evoke sweet memories. They keep the layers from forming a dome in the middle as the layers bake. Follow our easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to learn how to make this Classic German Chocolate Cake recipe. I do hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. Spread a thin layer of the buttercream frosting across the top and around the outside of the layers. Please note that this will make enough frosting to place between the layers and on top of the cake, but doesn’t make enough to frost the outside of the cake. 1–1/3 cups Baker’s Angel Flake Coconut, sweetened After the cakes have slightly cooled, flip them over and out of the baking pan onto a wire rack. This German Chocolate Cake Batter Fudge is one of my absolute all time favorite fudge recipes because it is so simple and quick - you can make it in one bowl in the microwave in less than 10 minutes cook time! Place the cake board or plate on the turntable, then spread a small amount of frosting over the top. 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. Add chocolate. Instructions for the Cake: It’s a little extra effort, but the layers turn out fairly flat on top and you don’t have to worry about cutting off the dome. Bake 55-60 minutes. 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 … Bake at 350F degrees for 5 minutes. I like to place this one bottom up so I have a flat surface on the top of the cake to work with. Just sift a little more than you think you need into a large bowl. I will always be thankful and grateful for your support and your visits. Let cool. Pour into Bundt pan and bake for 40 … Am I right? How to make it. Smile. I beat the egg whites on Medium speed after adding them all to the bowl. I appreciate all of your support and do hope you’ll visit with us often. And, should you ever decide that you are no longer interested, it’s even quicker to unsubscribe. I used a baking spray that contains flour. 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. I sort of compete with myself too, but I promise now to stay away from the sparklers. Sift and measure out the cake flour. Hi Carole, I just have to tell you that you are now my new most favorite person. Smile. Hi Karen, I bet that grand daughter always GETS that cake on her birthday too. -Steve. A deliciously light and moist cake for any lover of Chocolate. How cool is that? 1 cup Sugar You can purchase ready cut circles or just buy a roll and cut your own circles to fit. Add the LIGHTLY BEATEN eggs. The flour gets packed down during packaging and shipping, and it needs to be aerated before you measure it out. 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. Spread a layer of the filling in the center of your flowers and finish decorating your cake as desired. I look forward to hearing how you like it. Although this is dessert that takes time to make, this is a beautiful cake. Submitted by: Phyllis Chittum Be sure to visit again… real soon. Remove from oven to wire rack and allow cooling for 10 minutes. We’ve even stepped it up with the addition of a Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, but you can leave that off if you desire. Add coconut. I love rich, delicious, chocolatey fudge at the holidays. CAKE.I prefer to use a chocolate cake made from scratch, but you can use a boxed cake mix if you prefer. If using nuts, sprinkle over bottom of pan. Then, my hands aren’t very steady. We’ll use the whites later in the process. Prayers for you and your friends and family. Seriously, the only redeeming quality … The cake isn’t actually difficult. Add vanilla. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. 1 cup Buttermilk Use a whisk or a fork to mix all the dry ingredients together. Recently, a reader shared a recipe for a cake made with canned coconut pecan frosting in the batter. 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. Place the yolks in one bowl and the whites in another. The cake … Chop the pecans when cooled. I appreciate you taking the time to write and for your visit. Stir it occasionally as it cools and gets down to a good spreadable temperature. It will only take a minute or two for you to leave your comments in the section below. -Steve. Divide batter between the three pans. Place the sugar in a medium size sauce pot. You can insert a wooden toothpick into the center of the cake. Aug 4, 2013 - Make a german chocolate cake (box). Add can of frosting to the cake batter. I’ve found that a butter cake mix and a buttercream frosting is the best combination. I do hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. Instead, stir your flour around to fluff it, spoon it into your measuring cup, and level it off with the back of a knife. Younger folks can knock it out in no time I’m sure. I really appreciate the compliments on the cake. 4 Egg Whites, Ingredients for the Filling: Make sense? Add some chocolate buttercream frosting to put this cake recipe over the top! Be Blessed!!! Level it out. Once it begins to thicken, remove the pot from the heat. 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. Remove parchment paper. Combine cake mix, eggs, oil and water. White German Chocolate Cake consists of three layers of white chocolate flavored cake covered in a super gooey Coconut Pecan Frosting. Smile. Thank you for your support of our recipes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, the bottom of the bowl, and the beaters as needed. Place butter and sugar in large mixing bowl. Many folks these days use a dark chocolate bar instead of the sweet German’s chocolate bar. Besides, so many German chocolate cake recipes that I see these days are really just a regular chocolate cake made with unsweetened cocoa powder rather than using actual German’s chocolate. We’ll have slices of homemade bread with our homemade soup tonight. Bake in the preheated oven until the cakes have browned lightly and a toothpick inserted into the center of a cake comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Place the chopped up chocolate in a half cup of boiling hot water. In the 1850’s an English American chocolate maker named Samual German created a kind of sweet baking chocolate for Baker’s Chocolate. Little things like chopping up a sweet chocolate bar, whipping egg whites, and toasting pecans. Then, you’ll slice some butter into small pieces and add it to the … Let cool 10 minutes. With the mixer running, gradually pour in the chocolate syrup mixture. Just do your best to get an equal amount in the pans. But, if you have a chocolate lover that you’d like to impress – THIS is your cake. Cook over Medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Be Blessed!!! It’s a sweet chocolate and is the original chocolate used to make the cake. Apply the final layer of frosting to the top and sides of the cake. You are way too kind though, but still, I like it. It really should be called German’s Chocolate Cake and not just German Chocolate Cake. It did take a bit of time, but it turned out great in my opinion. I hope you’ll do it today. But, the choice is always yours. You’ll find them in lots of stores that sell baking supplies. Another good indication is if the layers have pulled away from the side of the pan and the center of the cake springs back when lightly pressed. That way, should the yolk break, you’re not going to get any of the yolk into your egg whites. Hope nothing serious happened. At least I get to enjoy the results. Add half of the buttermilk. I appreciate your support and do hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. Whisk dry ingredients together. I use this handy little gadget that I’ve had for years to separate the yolks from the whites. I bet yours turned out great and I hope you enjoyed that soup. It’s been a long time coming! The rest as they say – is history. I still haven’t figured out the right consistency of the frosting to be able to make any decorative flowers or anything else. -Steve. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. It’s just the way I know this cake best. -Steve. Place the room temperature butter and the sugar into the bowl of your mixer. My suggestion was that she could try a can of chocolate frosting. I always suggest that you break the egg into a small bowl first. . Spoon the sifted flour into your measuring cup, then level across the top with a knife. Mix lightly to combine. It’s still “sweet” to try. Scrape down the bowl as needed once the butter and sugar have been creamed together. Great Cake! We’ve got all the photos and steps below to help you along the way. Thank you for sharing your story and for your visit today. Add butter. Repeat the process with the barrier and the filling. Press this down so it sticks, then spray the parchment paper and around the sides of the pan until they are lightly coated. This is the frosting, or filling, for our German Chocolate Cake. Remove from heat. Spread filling/frosting between layers and on top. Be Blessed!!! Bake according to cake … into greased and floured bundt pan(I use Baker Joy to spray pan).Bake at 350 degrees for 40 Before you put the batter in the baking pan, add the frosting. Mix all ingredients (including the icing), in mixer at medium speed 2 minutes. The difference between German chocolate cake and chocolate cake is the type of baking chocolate used. -Steve, Your email address will not be published. For German chocolate cake, you’d use German’s chocolate, which is around 48% cacao. 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. You can carry on her legacy with it. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add Salt. Add baking soda. I suggest slicing the butter for the frosting into small pieces so it melts evenly and quickly. Give it a good stir until the chocolate has all melted. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for an hour. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe Smooth it out fairly smooth but you don’t have to get carried away with it. YUM! 1/2 cup boiling water The cake itself, was created in 1957 by a lady from Dallas, Texas. 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. Coconut Pecan Frosting – You’ll need these ingredients. Had to stop when the last cake I made involved sparklers And the Fire Department! We’ll share how to make it both ways. German Chocolate Cake. Use the frosting to pipe some flowers, or in my case some “floppy flowers” around the top layer of the cake. About 10 minutes. 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. It may begin to rise in the pan as it heats up, but it will stir down so keep stirring. I liked them a lot. It will come in handy with my hands and fingers as well. I don’t know how they do it. 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 and bottom of the bowl again, then add the vanilla flavoring. Add chopped pecans. I’ll be waiting to hear how you like it. This will take several minutes. It’s a good reason to keep practicing. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/17765/german-chocolate-cake-frosting It’s always great to hear from you. The company named the chocolate after Samuel, calling it German’s Chocolate… 1. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans. This makes enough frosting/filling for the layers and the top of the cake. If you’re not going to add our Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, you can spread this Coconut-Pecan frosting between the layers and on top of your cake and call it a day. Be Blessed!!! I’ve got the ingredients for the coconut-pecan filling further down in the recipe. (65 grams) natural unsweetened cocoa powder. Sorry, my bad. Stir until chocolate melts. Pour into pan and bake at 350°F for 55 minutes or until brown. Place the cake pans on a wire rack or folded towel and let cool about 8 to 10 minutes. Smooth out the frosting on the outside of the cake. Spray a 12 cup Bundt pan with cooking spray and set aside. 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