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GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE – The Southern Woman Cooks


German Chocolate Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

German Chocolate cake is one in every of my favourite desserts.  The frosting makes the cake.  It is a nice cake to serve to company and household will find it irresistible, too. The unique recipe got here from an early seventies Progressive Farmer Southern Nation Cookbook. I’ve made just a few modifications over time.   I used to make this cake when my youngsters had been younger and we lived on the farm. It has all the time been a favourite.  You may also like our recipe for old school brown sugar pie.

German chocolate cake easy components:

4 ounces or 1/4 pound bundle German’s Candy Chocolate

White Granulated Sugar



All-Goal Flour


Baking soda


Vanilla extract

The German Chocolate may be present in most grocery shops within the baking part. It’s often a 4 ounce bar. Additionally for those who shouldn’t have buttermilk you possibly can simply make this easy substitution. I do know some folks don’t like to purchase a container of buttermilk so that is nice to make use of!

Now for the scrumptious frosting you have to:

White Granulated Sugar

Evaporated milk




Pecans, chopped (can use walnuts, too)

Vanilla extract

As you possibly can see the frosting and the cake each take eggs, which somebody requested if that included the egg whites. Sure.. you employ all the egg, I might specify if it was totally different.

I just lately remade this cake so we may replace the pictures and it’s great! My total household agrees this cake is a particular keeper.

Full printable recipe in recipe card under. 

German Chocolate Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks


German Chocolate Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

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German Chocolate Cake

Straightforward cake your loved ones will love.

Prep Time20 minutes

Prepare dinner Time30 minutes

Frosting15 minutes

Whole Time1 hr 5 minutes

Course: Cake, Dessert

Delicacies: American, German

Key phrase: German Chocolate Cake

Servings: 8 servings

Creator: The Southern Woman Cooks

  • 4 ounces or 1/4 pound bundle German’s candy chocolate You will get this at most groceries within the baking part. It’s a 4 ounce bar like a sweet bar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Coconut Pecan Frosting Components

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter 8 tablespoons
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups coconut
  • 1 cup pecans chopped (can use walnuts, too)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Soften chocolate and water on prime of the range in a pot and funky. Cream butter, sugar and eggs; beat nicely. Add cooled chocolate and water, flour, salt, soda, buttermilk and vanilla extract mixing nicely with mixer.

  • Spray three 9 inch cake pans. Divide the batter between the three pans (comes out to about 2 cups per cake pan). Bake layers in preheated 350 diploma oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool about 10 minutes and take away from pans. Frost with Pecan Frosting.

Coconut Pecan Frosting Instructions

  • Beat eggs and add to exploit, sugar and butter. Prepare dinner on medium warmth about 12 minutes till bubbles and begins to thicken. Stir continuously as a result of it’s going to burn simply.

  • Take away and add nuts, coconut and vanilla extract. Combine nicely and let cool. Unfold on tops of cake layers.

You may double this frosting for those who like quite a bit.

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