Indulge in the authentic flavors of the German Chocolate Cake, an iconic dessert that promises a delightful symphony of rich chocolate, creamy coconut, and crunchy pecans. Whether it’s a special occasion or just your regular sweet craving, this cake is the perfect treat to satiate your taste buds.
- German chocolate cake mix: 1 box
- German’s sweet chocolate: 1 pkg (4 oz)
- Chocolate instant pudding mix: 4 Tbsp
- Coconut-Pecan Filling:
- Evaporated milk: 1 can (12 oz)
- Real butter: 1 1/2 stick
- Egg yolks: 4 large, lightly beaten
- Vanilla extract: 1 1/2 tsp
- Toasted sweetened flaked coconut: 2 cups
- Toasted chopped pecans: 1 1/2 cups
- Chocolate Ganache Frosting:
- Semi-sweet chocolate (chopped): 16 oz
- Heavy whipping cream: 1 1/2 cup
- Cake Preparation: Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease and cocoa-dust your 8″ round cake pans.
- Melt the German chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl until smooth.
- Whip the egg whites to stiff peaks and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine sour cream, oil, pudding mix, melted chocolate, cake mix, hot water, and egg yolks. Fold in the whipped egg whites.
- Divide the batter between the pans and bake for 29-33 minutes.
- Cool the cakes completely before assembling them.
- Filling Preparation: Toast the coconut and pecans in a 350°F oven for 4-5 minutes. In a saucepan, cook evaporated milk, sugar, butter, and egg yolks until thickened. Add vanilla, pecans, and coconut.
- Ganache Preparation: Melt the chocolate in a bowl. Pour boiling cream over the chocolate and stir until smooth. Add vanilla and cool. Whip the ganache before frosting.
- Assemble the Cake: Layer the cakes with the coconut-pecan filling and frost the sides with the ganache. Use a piping bag to decorate as desired.
- Adjust the baking time depending on the size and type of your cake pans.
- Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature for smoother mixing.
The German Chocolate Cake is not just any chocolate cake; it’s a celebration of flavors and textures. Every bite offers a burst of chocolatey goodness, complemented by the creamy coconut and crunchy pecans. So, why wait? Dive into this delightful recipe and share the joy with your friends and family!