Saturday, May 21, 2016

German Chocolate Cake with German Chocolate Frosting

It's called a German Chocolate Cake, but zero German chocolate was used. So what does that make it? Really it's just a good ol' rich chocolate cake with that traditional coconut and pecan frosting. The frosting is CRAZY good. My 5 year old took a spoon to the pan and sat on a bucket in the kitchen scraping off the sides until there was absolutely no trace left.
So, legit German Cake or not, this recipe will be used and used again in our house! Hop over to A Dash of Sanity to check out the background on this amazing cake!

What you will need:
  • 2 C white sugar
  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c cocoa
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 C milk
  • 1/2 C vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 C boiling water

  • 1 C evaporated milk
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 3 egg yolk, beaten with 1 tsp water
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 C chopped pecans
  • 1 C coconut
  • 1 T cornstarch

  • Preheat oven to 350*
  • Grease 2 9x9 round cake pans, 3 8x8 round cake pans, or 1 13x9 cake pan (I just made 2 9x9 cakes)
  • Add all dry cake ingredients into a mixing bowl or Kitchen-Aid and blend well
  • Add all wet ingredients except for boiling water one by one and blend well
  • Add in boiling water little by little until mixed in
  • Blend for about 1 minute after water has been mixed in
  • Pour even amount of cake batter into each cake pan
  • Bake about 30-35 minutes
  • Allow to cool completely

  • In a sauce pan, mix evaporated milk and sugar together
  • Add in cornstarch, mix well
  • Add sugar and eggs, blend well
  • Bring to a slow boil
  • Start stirring constantly for 12 minutes while it thickens
  • Add in vanilla and mix in
  • Remove from heat and stir in pecans and coconut
  • Let it cool before frosting

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