Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Homemade German Chocolate Cake


For some reason the Birthday Cake of choice among my sisters is a German Chocolate cake. Barbara posted German Chocolate Cupcakes but she used a cake mix and as you know I am a cake snob. I just think a homemade cake is more moist and has over all better flavor. I made this for my sister Gina's birthday. I use the recipe found on the bar of German Chocolate which you find next to the chocolate chips in the baking aisle. The frosting recipe  is also on it. It's so good I don't have to change anything about it.

Microwave 1/2 cup water for 2 minutes. Pour hot water over the German chocolate. Stir until melted

Separate eggs. Beat egg yolks, sugar and butter. Stir in chocolate, vanilla!! buttermilk, baking soda and flour

Beat Egg Whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into cake batter.

Line the bottom of 3 (9 inch) cake rounds with parchment paper. This is an important step. I didn't do it the first time because I was lazy and didn't feel like cutting out circles. When my cake came out it stuck to the pan and I ended up having to remake the cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

While Cake is cooling make the frosting. I always double the frosting recipe because I never feel like there is enough.

Microwave nuts for about 2-3 minutes to bring out the roasted flavor in the pecans. Set aside

In a Sauce pan add milk, butter,sugar egg yolks and vanilla and cook on medium heat for about 12 minutes. Whisk constantly to keep the eggs from cooking and scrambling. By the time 12 minutes is up the mixture should be at a full rolling boil. Make sure to stir constantly the entire time. 

Remove from heat and add coconut and pecans. When frosting has cooled frost the cake and serve

xoxo-Janis

German Chocolate Cake
(recipe by http://twistedflavor.blogspot.com)
4oz German Chocolate
1/2 Cup Hot Water
1 Cup Butter
2 Cups Sugar
4 eggs separated
2 tea Vanilla!!
1 Cup Buttermilk
2 Cups Flour
1 Tea Baking Soda

Microwave 1/2 cup water for 2 minutes. Pour hot water over the German chocolate. Stir until melted
 Separate eggs. Beat egg yolks, sugar and butter. Stir in chocolate, vanilla!! buttermilk, baking soda and flour Beat Egg Whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into cake batter.Line the bottom of 3 (9 inch) cake rounds with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

German Chocolate Frosting
(recipe by http://twistedflavor.blogspot.com)
1 Can Evaporated Milk
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
3/4 Cup Butter
4 Egg Yolks
2 tea Vanilla
2 2/3 Cup Angel Flake Coconut
1 1/2 Cups  Chopped Pecans

Microwave nuts for about 2-3 minutes to bring out the roasted flavor in the pecans. Set aside

In a Sauce pan add milk, butter,sugar egg yolks and vanilla and cook on medium heat for about 12 minutes. Whisk constantly to keep the eggs from cooking and scrambling. By the time 12 minutes is up the mixture should be at a full rolling boil. Make sure to stir constantly the entire time. Remove from heat and add coconut and pecans.