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Best German Chocolate Cake Recipe

The ever popular German chocolate cake recipe originated in the southern US where pecans and other nuts are staples in home baking.

Trivia: German Chocolate Cake is not German at all. The name derives from German Chocolate, a company that later became Baker's Chocolate.

Tip: The secret to elevating your cake to the sublime lies in using top quality chocolate.

Tip #2: You can substitute sour milk for buttermilk if you choose. Add 1 tbsp of vinegar to a cup of milk to sour it.

Original German Chocolate Cake Recipe


1 pk Baker's german's sweet chocoate (4 oz.)
1/2 c Water, boiling
1 c Butter or margarine
2 c Sugar
4 Eggs, seperated
1 t Vanilla
2 c Flour, all-purpose
1 t Baking soda
1/2 ts Salt
1 c Buttermilk
Coconut-pecan frosting


Melt chocolate in water; cool. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolks. Stir in vanilla and chocolate. Mix flour, soda and salt. beat in flour mixture, alternately with buttermilk. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Pour batter into three 9-inch layer pans, lined on bottoms with waxed paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly pressed in center. Cool this German chocolate cake recipe for 15 minutes; remove and cool on rack. Frost cake.

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