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German Sweet Chocolate Cake

octubre 25, 2022

This recipe bringed by a German friend, uses coconut-pecan frosting, a classic chocolate cake with unique twists on it that makes it really unique, you should check it out!

Preparation Time: 40 mins

Cook: 35 mins

Servings: 24


  • 4 (1 ounce) squares German sweet chocolate
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 12 fluid ounces evaporated milk
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) package flaked coconut
  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans


Step 1.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

Step 2.
Place chocolate and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave on high until mixture is melted and smooth, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring once halfway. Set aside.

Step 3.
Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.

Step 4.
Cream sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla until combined. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating after each addition until smooth.

Step 5.
Beat egg whites in a separate bowl with clean beaters until soft peaks form. Gently fold beaten whites into batter. Pour into the prepared baking pan.

Step 6.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool cake completely on a wire rack.

Step 7.
Meanwhile, make frosting: Combine milk, sugar, butter, egg yolks, and vanilla in a large saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and golden brown, about 12 minutes. Remove the saucepan from heat. Stir in coconut and pecans. Cool to room temperature; frosting will thicken as it cools.

Step 8.
Spread frosting over cooled cake.