Recipe by MARY ANN PUTMAN
"This was my Grandmother's recipe. It's the classic cake made with sweet chocolate and frosted with a luscious coconut pecan frosting."
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4 (1 ounce) squares
German sweet chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups
2 1/2 cups
sifted cake flour
egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 1/3 cups
OK. Divine is the one word I can come up for this wonderful recipe.
My 14 year old son wanted a ver special birthday cake and this is the one we picked out. It was wonderful and my family went crazy for it.
This is the real deal if you love german chocolate cake.
The recipe is written perfectly and I love the fact it is someone Grandma's recipe too!
Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful delight!! :o)
This cake has a wonderful flavor, but I found it to be much drier than the standard recipe that I've been using for nearly 30 years now. This might be due to the fact that I baked the cake in a 9-x-13 pan. The flavor is very good, but I think that I'll stick with my recipe because it produces a cake that isn't as dry. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
This is my very first german chocolate cake. I made it for my boyfriend's birthday. The cake was very flavorful, I think the evaporated milk lend it a rich milk flavor. It was on the dry side for a cake. But since I never had a german chocolate cake before, I wasn't sure if that's just the way they are. My boyfriend (his mom makes him a german chocolate cake every year) said it was almost as good as his mom's. But he did agree that it was a little dry.
The icing was delicious. I would definitely make it again.
This cake is delicious!! It was very flavoursome and a little crumbly but not at all dry. Unfortunetly it only held its shape before it was cut but it still was so yummy!! My Family and i enjoyed it still slightly warm with a bit of cream and ice cream and all the kids loved it and i heard raving reviews by all the adults. Thanks so much for the fab recipe!!
I must admit i couldnt find any german chocolate so i used italian (as suggested) and it was still super yummy!
I really like this cake but I don't think you need to sift the cake flour. It has already been sifted and it made the cake super light and it didn't hold it's form after it was cut and placed on the plate. It wasn't dry, just crumbly, but very tasty. It's a keeper.
I confess i only used the icing part of the recipe, but its YUMMY. the only changes i made was to toast the pecans in some butter before adding to the frosting.. and i just threw in the whole bag of coconut. YUM YUM!
I made this for a club potluck and everyone loved it...little did I know that German Chocolate was everyone favorite , so that made me really nervous. Thankfully this cake was awesome. I couldnt find any German chocolate so I had to use Italian..I guess it tasted the same...but this recipe will certainly be added to my regular list of cakes...Thanks for submitting this one
This was easy to make and oh so tasty. I had a hard time keeping my hubby away from the frosting.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
German Sweet Chocolate Cake II
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 305
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