german chocolate cake

Feb 15, 2010 by

valentine’s day was yesterday. it was our first as a married couple! to commemorate the day, i baked my hubby a heart-shaped german chocolate cake, one of his favorite desserts.



  • 1 4 oz. package baker’s german’s sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 c water
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 c butter, softened
  • 2 c sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 c buttermilk
  1. preheat oven to 350°. cover bottoms of 3 9″-round cake pans with wax paper; grease sides of pans (i used pam with flour in it).
  2. microwave chocolate and water in large microwaveable bowl on high 1 1/2 – 2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1 min. stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  3. mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  4. beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. blend in melted chocolate and the vanilla. add flour mixture alternatively with the buttermilk, beating until well blended after each addition.
  5. beat egg whites in small bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. gently stir into batter. pour evenly into prepared pans.
  6. bake 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. immediately run small metal spatula around cake layers. cool in pans 15 min; remove layers from pans to wire racks. remove wax paper. cool cake layers completely. spread coconut-pecan filling and frosting between cake layers and onto top of cake.

coconut-pecan filling and frosting

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 3/4 c butter
  • 7 oz. coconut
  • 1 1/2 c chopped pecans
  1. beat egg yolks, milk and vanilla in large saucepan with whisk until well blended. add sugar and butter; cook on medium heat 12 min. or until thickened and golden brown, stirring constantly. remove from heat.
  2. add coconut and nuts, mix well. cool.


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  1. Tom

    This cake was awesome…. it still is!!

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