If there’s one dessert that can make my mouth water just by thinking about it, it’s German Chocolate Cake. This is one dessert that brings me back to my childhood. The rich, nutty flavor of coconut and pecans mixed with the sweet, chocolatey cake is truly a match made in heaven.
German Chocolate Cake from Sugarplum Desserts Ltd
To make this heavenly cake, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 4 ounces sweet baking chocolate
- 4 egg whites, stiffly beaten
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 3 egg yolks, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350°F and prepare three 9-inch cake pans with butter and flour or parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the egg yolks and vanilla extract and continue mixing until well combined.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter-sugar mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Melt the baking chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave, and mix it into the batter until well combined. Fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites, chopped pecans, and shredded coconut.
Divide the batter evenly among the three prepared cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting, combine the evaporated milk, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, beaten egg yolks, and vanilla extract in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.
Place the first cake layer on a serving plate and spread a layer of frosting on top. Repeat with the remaining cake layers, and be sure to spread a thin layer of frosting over the top of the cake as well. Garnish with additional chopped pecans and shredded coconut, if desired.
German Chocolate Cake Recipe Index
If you’re looking for more German Chocolate Cake-inspired recipes, look no further than our recipe index! Here are just a few examples:
- German Chocolate Brownies – A rich and chewy brownie recipe made with a German chocolate cake mix base and topped with a coconut and pecan frosting.
- German Chocolate Cupcakes – A decadent cupcake recipe that starts with a moist chocolate cupcake and is topped with a creamy coconut-pecan frosting.
- German Chocolate Cheesecake – A show-stopping dessert that combines rich chocolate cheesecake with a coco-nutty crust and a classic German chocolate frosting.
No matter which recipe you choose, you can’t go wrong with the classic combination of chocolate, coconut, and pecans. So grab your apron and get baking – your taste buds will thank you!