Best Ever German Chocolate Cake

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21Ingredients
15Minutes
630Calories

Ingredients

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  • chocolate cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • chocolate frosting (German)
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3 egg yolk (beaten with 1 teaspoon water)
  • 1/2 cup butter (or margarine)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
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    NutritionView More

    630Calories
    Sodium25% DV590mg
    Fat49% DV32g
    Protein18% DV9g
    Carbs28% DV83g
    Fiber16% DV4g
    Calories630Calories from Fat290
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat32g49%
    Saturated Fat11g55%
    Trans Fat0g
    Cholesterol120mg40%
    Sodium590mg25%
    Potassium310mg9%
    Protein9g18%
    Calories from Fat290
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate83g28%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Sugars56g112%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C2%
    Calcium15%
    Iron15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(5)

    Lorelle Skellie 7 months ago
    This is the best chocolate cake I have ever made! It was delectable! I made a gluten- and dairy-free version (allergies!) that will defy anyone who says GF DF baked goods aren’t delicious. I swapped all-purpose GF flour for the regular flour, plain soy milk for dairy milk, Earth Balance Vegan butter sticks for the regular butter, and canned, full-fat coconut milk for the evaporated milk. The key to the frosting is to cook the mixture for a LONG time- I cooked mine for 30 minutes. You really do have to stir constantly so the eggs don’t cook! Mine never came to a boil, but it absolutely thickened. Sooo delicious. I’m making it again for my dad’s birthday!
    Marianne L. 7 months ago
    This cake is truly the best German Chocolate cake ever!!!
    Marilyn Bondy 8 months ago
    This cake was so moist and delicious. Easy, fun cake to make. I will definitely make it again.
    Jacinthe H. 9 months ago
    Incredible moist and perfection
    Wendy B. a year ago
    Great Cake! Super soft and moist. The coconut and sugar mix become better after sitting awhile. I made this cake for Christmas and everyone loved this cake!
    Robyn Hart a year ago
    Amazingly delicious!!! I made it for my mother in laws birthday splitting the recipe in half since there are just 3 of us. Subbed out organic cacao for cocoa and almond milk for cow’s milk. I baked it in 1 8x8 Pyrex but next time would split it in 2 8x8’s to make it layered. For the frosting, I didn’t have evaporated milk, but did have whipping cream so I subbed that in for it. I chopped whole pecans and had organic shaved coconut to use. Made the whole recipe for frosting and sliced the cake in half to make it layered. The amounts worked well & we didn’t have a mountain of cake left, which is good for our waistlines! It was a hit! I couldn’t believe how good it turned out considering all my modifications to it! Cheers & RIP to your grandfather
    Alivia White a year ago
    Amazing! The only chocolate cake recipe I use!
    Chef Jay 2 years ago
    I didn’t make the cake I just made the frosting and it came out really good I got great review on it! I will Definitely make it again.
    Naomi 2 years ago
    Delicious. Moist and sweet, this cake is winner! The frosting is the best part for sure. Can't wait to make again.
    jessica price 3 years ago
    It was ok, but I've tasted better. I even added a bit more sugar because the cake itself tastes too bland but still wasn't right.
    Jonathan T. 3 years ago
    MADE THIS CAKE FOR A WORK POT LUCK AND EVERYBODY LOVED IT. CAKE WAS MOIST AND VERY EASY TO MAKE. GM ASKS ME EVERYDAY WHEN I'LL BE MAKING ANOTHER.
    De Leon 3 years ago
    Perfect!! I didn't have cornstarch so I used 3 tablespoons flour and cooked a little longer to get rid of the raw taste. Definitely getting cornstarch next time!
    Sarah Roy 4 years ago
    So delicious and moist! I made this for my husband's birthday, and we both agreed that this is the best chocolate cake we've ever had! This is going to be our go-to chocolate cake recipe from now on.
    David A. 4 years ago
    Great! Easy to make came out delicious! I wouldn't change it at all, it was yummly! Just follow the directions, make it with the kids and you have a great cake!
    Theresa G. 4 years ago
    The frosting on this cake is the best. I made two 9" layers and one recipe of the frosting was plenty. We really liked the cake. The only thing I would say, is a true German chocolate cake has a sweeter less chocolatey flavor and a lighter texture. That is not a criticism just an observation. It was tasty.
    Debbie Schuhardt 4 years ago
    I made this cake for my mom's birthday. We loved this cake! It got rave reviews from a very discriminating crowd. I made 3 8" layers and used them all with a double recipe of the frosting. It was both beautiful and delicious.

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