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German Chocolate Cake Recipe: A Rich And Decadent Dessert Idea

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German Chocolate Cake is a classic dessert that everyone loves. If you’re looking for a recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth, look no further than this delicious German Chocolate Cake!

German Chocolate Cake from Sugarplum Desserts Ltd

German Chocolate Cake


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add eggs, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed, until smooth and well combined.
  4. Stir in boiling water and chopped pecans.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Cool the cakes in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sugar, evaporated milk, egg yolks, and salt.
  2. Cook stirring constantly, for about 10 minutes, or until thickened.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in coconut, pecans, and vanilla extract.
  4. Let cool to room temperature before spreading on the cake.

Now that you have both the cake and frosting recipes, it’s time to start baking this delicious German Chocolate Cake. Impress your family and friends with this classic dessert that is sure to please everyone’s taste buds.

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