I made this recipe gluten free, which does not change the flavor so much as the texture. It has been over 10 years since I had a German chocolate cake and this recipe tastes nothing like it. The only flavor was that of sugar, which I guess should be expected from a recipe with 3 cups of straight sugar in it. Very disappointing. No chocolate flavor and the coconut was also lost against the sugar flavor.
As far as making it GF, this recipe comes out dense, which you wouldn't expect since the egg whites are beat separately and then folded in. Then center also collapses when it is stacked. After reading other reviews, I see that those using white flour had the same problem (bad texture, sunken center). **I would also like to add that the cake photo with this recipe is not a cake made from this recipe. This recipe calls for 3 cake layers (photo is two), the cake is a much paler shade of brown, the icing does not get that thick.**
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I made this recipe gluten free, which does not change the flavor so much as the texture. It...