I have a question about your German chocolate cake recipe back in the day when my mom used to make cakes she did not use parchment paper to line the cake pans she would Grease the pans then flour and shake out excess flower will this not work or do I have to use parchment paper
This was our dad's favorite cake on earth. We learned at an early age how to make it, no shortcuts. After trying other recipes we never again deviated from the original recipe on the Baker's German Sweet Chocolate bar. You use sifted regular all purpose flour. We have everyone of the ingredients in our pantries and even make our own buttermilk from the milk in the fridge. This recipe is ok if you do not have the time to make the original but do yourself a favor and Take time to try the original recipe. Do not be in a hurry and do exactly as it tells you! It will be perfect. We bake in a 9 x 13 pan and it comes out fine. The round cake is impressive however.
This recipe is good and I've been a German Chocolate Cake critic since the one's my grandmother made me in the '60's. I'd never had one as good as hers until someone who worked for me made me one around 1981. It was just like Grandma's. Come to find out it's the recipe in/on the Baker's German Chocolate bar package. For me, this is the real German Chocolate Cake, icing and all.
Best German chocolate cake I've had! Made this recipe at least 10 times in the past two years and it's always a hit! My grandma even likes mine better ;) you must follow the instructions carefully and take your time!!
Here are some tips!!
**Prep all ingredients before starting so you can just add and go!**
1.Get wholemilk buttermilk
2. Cake flour(sifted) is mandatory
2. Make sure eggs and butter are Room temperature
3. Beat eggwhites to foam peak
My SO & in-laws are big German chocolate cake fans like, it’s their favorite kind of cake. I made this for them & they said it was the best they’ve ever had! I hadn’t ever had it before but definitely couldn’t stop eating it once I tried. It stays so moist too. This recipe has become one of the top requested desserts for birthdays.
I've been making a German Chocolate cake for my husband for his birthday for 40 years, and he's had one every year starting at age three. I've always taken the lazy way out and used a cake mix, but the frosting was always from scratch. Never again! Definitely more work than a box, but SO much better! He thought it was the best he'd ever eaten. I agree and now feel better about his cake since he makes me the best carrot cake in the world for my birthday! Thank you for the awesome recipe! I just changed it in my cookbook. If you don't already know about this - there's an incredible company that will print only one, or as many as you want of your very own custom cookbook. It's "Create My Cookbook", and I've made them for myself and my adult daughters. They are a cherished gift that they will always have.
Hopefully you didn't so it, this cake can't even hold a standard round shape well.
I made this for my Dad for his birthday. I have never liked it, but it's what he wanted. With 50 5-star reviews, I chose this recipe. Oh. My. Goodness. It's delicious! I told my husband last night, "I'm glad that cake isn't at our house, otherwise I'd have it all eaten." I over-toasted the pecans, but that's OK. We feel like it helped cut the sweetness, because they became a little bit bitter. Thank you to whoever posted this recipe. You made me a German Chocolate Cake fan!
This is the first cake I have ever made. I have come a long way from not being able to make jello properly. Although its not beautiful I am extremely proud I was able to accomplish this. I followed the recipe exactly for both the cake and the icing. I did put the cakes in the fridge and the icing to cool down more; which allowed for easier spreading of the icing. This is probably the best German Chocolate cake I have ever had.
I haven't made this yet because I don't like coconut. However, my boyfriend said that this is his favorite cake, and I want to make it for him for his birthday. My only issue is reading the reviews..this is a cake prone to crumbling and I already purchased an intricate pan to make his cake.. It is a 4 in deep dragon shaped pan and I am not exactly sure if this cake would hold up to it.. Does anyone here know if it might be ok? Picture of the pan and how the cakes are supposed to come out..
The best ever German chocolate cake
Any suggestions of changes to make for this version?
Time consuming ... but worth it! I do not bake frequently, but it turned out perfectly - to rave reviews!
I read the recipe and reviews through several times before starting and followed the recipe and directions exactly as written. I did double the icing recipe to make sure I had plenty of icing to cover the whole cake.
It may help to assemble the three layers of the cake and then refrigerate it and the icing overnight before you try to ice the sides. The icing is very thick (and quite delicious). I ended up pressing the refrigerated icing into the sides of the cake and then smoothing it out with my offset spatula.
I was searching the internet for the best German Chocolate Cake recipe. This one came up and I decided to give it a try after reading the reviews. I followed the recipe exactly, with the exception of.... I have 3 children aged 6, 4 & 2. I was pulled away from my cake batter - a lot. I was worried that it would affect my cake. I also did some "dumb" things on my own. When I read microwave chocolate with water, I thought, "surely in separate bowls? Watery chocolate? Ew!" I figured the water just helped keep moisture in the microwave. Obviously, I figured out I was wrong and corrected after a good 45 seconds of microwaving in separate bowls (LOL) I thought my funky chocolate might harm the cake. My cakes when I pulled them out of the oven seemed super crumbly- a complaint I had read throughout the comments section. I attributed it to my own mess-ups, and my walking away from the batter 900+ times. I didn't want to frost a crumbly cake, so I wrapped them and froze them before frosting them. (I made the frosting attached to this recipe, which is a must-do. Do not cheat yourself from the best with the canned stuff!!! And bake those pecans... HEAVENLY!)What I ended up with was a perfect, incredible, DELICIOUS German Chocolate cake. I wrote this recipe into my favorite book of recipes, which is the grandest of compliments. If you have a crumbly cake, freeze it before frosting it... I made this for my dad for his birthday because it is his favorite... and I'm pretty sure this cake just shot to the tippy top of the best in his book. :) 5 stars for this delicious cake. Excuse me while I go eat a second piece.
Ok so before making this I read all reviews and followed everything to a t. Now instead of making 3 layers I made 2. And it came out absolutely perfect. I made it the day before and it sat and was put in the fridge for 3 hours and brought to room temp before cutting and I can tell you it did not crumble. It was moist and nice and somewhat firm. I think that may have made a huge difference doing it the night before. Either way made this for father's day for my dad and they request it be a every occasion thing. ;) if you love to bake this cake won't be to much of a hassle but more of a growing challenge.
This turned out so good! So good information for making a cake. I’ll need to use your tips ;) this one looks amazing… CakenGifts.in
I loved making this recipe for my daughters 29th birthday! It was deliciously moist! I used 2 bars of semi-sweet chocolate adding 1/2 TBs sugar per ounce I also doubled the frosting to cover all three layers! Everyone loved it! Thank you! 🎉
Epic failure. Followed directions exactly. Cake fell apart and had to try and glue it back together with icing.
Very labor intensive for such a mess. Won't be using this recipe again. After all that time, cake was not that good either. Waste of time.
Then why just 1 star? Did you mean to give it more stars, and didn't notice?
Next time lightly dust plastic wrap with flour and wrap each layer of cake in the refrigerator about 30min. That will help your cake from falling apart and allow foe easier frosting
This cake was delicious! It was rich, moist and fluffy....no crumble what so ever! I used 8 inch pans and it was perfect, no run over. The frosting was plenty for the whole cake. This is a keeper recipe.
This recipe takes some commitment but the results are well worth it. I make this for my husband each year on his birthday and he loves it!
I followed directions except I used semi sweet chocolate bars instead of the sweet. I also made the frosting and it was enough to do all 3 layers plus the sides. It coated 20.00 to make but was worth it. Loved, loved, loved it!!!
There wasn't much to like about this cake. It was labor intensive and the payoff just wasn't worth the effort - It was way too sweet, it crumbled like crazy, and it fell apart upon serving. I followed the recipe exactly.
This is a very good homemade cake recipe, but there are a lot of components to this cake...But its well worth all of it. I made my cake with 3 layers, and next time I believe I will make 2 layers...Why, because my cake fell apart, due to the moistness, the cake was also very crumbly on the sides, & on the top of the cake too... Can someone tell me if this is normal? But after the homemade pecan, and coconut icing was made it all came together...As I said a very Rich, Moist, Tasty, and Lot of Hard Work Cake...But Yummy!!!
I followed this recipe to the T and it was spectacular. I made this for my father in laws birthday on Christmas Eve and it was creamy and wasn't even too sweet as others suggested. I was in a hurry and didn't make the frosting and put in the fridge afterwards. I had no problems with it crumbling at all. I bought 2 containers of coconut frosting and it was just enough. I will definitely make this again!
I made this for others, thinking I didn't like German chocolate cake... I was wrong, it's delicious!
If you like German Chocolate cake, you will love this one. Tastes great. Yes, it takes some time and effort and it is well worth it. I will definately make this again.
Sorry to here ur cake came out sweet and sticky.
I made this same cake with the same recipe and my came out delicious. I had no compliant
When I first made this cake it was very moist and fell apart. I didn't follow the directions to a T..I believe I forgot to beat the egg whites and a few other things I missed. Although it was good it fell apart. The second time I made it, I follwed the recipe to a T and it came out perfect! I also made the homemade icing and it was delicious! Everyone loved it!
I thought that this cake would be absolutely wonderful. Very disappointed! entirely too sweet and even crumbled when putting on the frosting which was also entirely sickening sweet. Cost me over $20 to make it and it's going in the trash! Very upset and disappointed after all the work and time!!!!!
The published picture looked great and the reviews were generally very positive. However, I found this cake overly "moist". After serving a couple of slices, the cake went straight to the garbage can. Reviewing the recipe from the German chocolate box afterwards, this recipe is a modified version. The chocolate was doubled and the sugar and eggs increased. I will try the recipe on the box next time.
This is a perfect German Chocolate Cake. It is moist and chocolatey. I did not have my Mother's recipe I used to enjoy as a child and teenager, but this cake comes just as close as Mom made. The coconut-pecan frosting is to DIE for! I made this cake a couple of weeks ago. The only thing I would suggest is to possibly double the frosting or at least make the full ingredients and increase everything by 1/2 in order to frost the sides of the cake. Even with just the cake layers frosted it was still a HIT. I also decorated the top with pecan halves of which made this cake even MORE delicious. The next time I bake this cake I will make the frosting while the cake is baking to synchronize the cooling time of both.
I loved this recipe. I make a German Chocolate Cake only once a year for my birthday. They are tedious but worth it. Last year it turned out wonderful but a but too chocolatey rich for me. I normally make the original recipe but wanted a bit more so i opted for an extra half a bar of chocolate. The 1 1/2 bars were perfect!! it was moist and just the right amount of chocolate I was looking for with out being over-bearing. I guess I will have to make a 2nd cake with the other half.
OMG...this is the hands down best German chocolate cake recipe ever....It is perfection! I went right by the recipe and there is nothing I would change. I made it a second time last week and it was once again perfect. People went crazy over it...the only thing I did differently the second time was bake it in 2 layers, then slice these to have 4 layers and I made 1 1/2 recipes of icing. Makes a big beautiful cake. Go that extra mile and toast your pecans and garnish as in photo. I would also suggest cutting this with an electric knife. It makes cleaner slices when you have coconut and nuts in your icing. YUM YUM !
Outstanding! Made it for Christmas dinner & everyone raved!! Takes a little time but well worth it.
I love German Chocolate cake and this was my first one from scratch. This cake was delicious, but I'm not huge fan of rich chocolate. Next time, I would stick to the recipe on the baking chocolate package, and go with 1 block of chocolate instead of 2. The cake was very moist though. I made 1 1/2x the frosting & it was a perfect amount. Plenty for each layer, top & sides. This cake is a lot of work, but I would definately make it again.
I have made the original (on the package) recipe of German's Sweet Chocolate cake every year for the past 30 (yikes) for my husband's birthday. He's a total homemade cake snob (would never eat a box cake). He RAVED about this recipe! The only difference from the oringinal is the TWO bars of chocolate, but it is genius! So much more chocolatey and so much more delicious. "Mama" sure knew how to bake a delicious cake!
This was my first attempt at a German Chocolate Cake so I was afraid, but I have always been pleased with recipes from this site so I gave it a go for my husband's birthday. To say that it was fabulous is an understatement. It was very moist, full of flavor...decadent and worth every minute. I did use semi-sweet baking chocolate as a substitute and was afraid that I messed it up, but it worked very well. This one goes in the family recipe book to be passed down!
I made this for the guys at my husband's fire station, and they LOVED it-- said it was one of the best desserts of all time. I definitely had to double the frosting though. And I would suggest making the frosting either first as someone else mentioned, or after the cake is done baking- don't try to make it while the cake bakes, because everything will end up finishing at the same time. SaraAnnBeth- did you use sweet chocolate? My cake came out light-colored and tasted like German Chocolate Cake to me.
beachmimi - if you will notice that in the list of ingredients, the line for the frosting is a different color than all of the other ingredients, that means that it is a link to the recipe for the frosting. If you click on that red line, it will take you to the recipe. (Almost always, if a line or segment of type is a different color, it means it is a link to something else - took me a while to figure that out!.)
This (and the accompanying frosting recipe) is an amazing recipe. It was my first attempt at baking a German Chocolate Cake and it actually brought back memories of a beloved church member who was famous for her cakes. Thank you for sharing, my family is loving the chance to relive some holiday memories we thought were gone after our friend's passing.
This cake is delicious! I had it with the Coconut-Pecan Frosting and it was excellent. I'm trying it with salted caramel frosting next. This recipe is my permanent chocolate cake!
I wonder if there is a mistake in the recipe. The picture shows the traditional color of German Chocolate Cake, but this recipes (which calls for 2-4ounce bars of chocolate) is dark and tastes like a chocolate cake. It was moist and tender, but too chocolatey. Wish I had compared this recipe to the traditional before making it. Not crazy about toasted nuts either, but thought I would give it a try. I'm going back to the original classic recipe and won't toast the pecans. Also, if you want the sides frosted, you will probably need to make 1.5 of the frosting recipe.
for beachmimi......try this link for the frosting recipe: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/coconut-pecan-frosting-50400000116238/
where is the frosting recipe?
This cake came out moist and delicious. The Coconut-Pecan Frosting was perfect on it but make sure you make the frosting first so it will be ready when the cake is cool.