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Old 06-11-2005, 01:02 PM   #1
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ISO German Chocolate Cake recipe

Ok, I'm baking this cake for my hubby's birthday that is July 5. I have a great german chocolate frosting recipe but I need a good cake recipe. The box cake from the grocery store just isn't gonna cut it!

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Old 06-11-2005, 01:04 PM   #2
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Sometimes.. the site is slow on weekends mrsdove but, some one will come a long soon and give you a great recipe. Sorry, I can't help.
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Old 06-11-2005, 01:09 PM   #3
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Here's a definate winner - my mom had this at her friends' home and just loved it. (This coming from a woman who hates cake mix!)

Upside-Down German Chocolate Cake

1 c. coconut
1 c. chopped pecans
1 German Chocolate Cake mix (along with ingreds from the box)
1 stick butter
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 c. powdered sugar

Oil, but do not flour, a 9x13 baking pan.
Sprinkle coconut and pecans on bottom in even layer. Prepare cake mix to package directions. Pour over coconut/pecan layer.
Mix together remaining ingredients, and drop by spoonfuls over cake mix.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
Optional: dust top with powdered sugar when cooled and plated.
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Old 06-11-2005, 01:13 PM   #4
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This is one I like to use.....it is moist and very delish!

B. B. King's German Chocolate Cake

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate

1 1/4 cup butter

2 cups granulated sugar

4 eggs, separated

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

Melt chocolate and 1/4 cup of the butter in heavy bottom pan. Let cool.

Cream together remaining butter and sugar in medium bowl. Beat in egg yolks. Stir in vanilla extract and chocolate mixture. Sift together dry ingredients. Alternately add dry ingredients and buttermilk to chocolate mixture.

Beat egg whites until stiff in large bowl. Fold in chocolate mixture. Pour cake batter evenly into the three prepared pans. Bake 30 minutes or until cake springs back. Let cool on racks.

Frosting

1 1/2 cups evaporated milk

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

4 egg yolks, slightly beaten

3/4 cup butter

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups coconut

2 cups chopped pecans

Combine evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks and butter in a saucepan. Add vanilla extract. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously until thickened (thick enough to coat back of spoon). Remove from heat. Stir in coconut and pecans. Cool until thick enough to spread over cake.

Place 1 cake layer on plate. Spread frosting evenly over top. Repeat with remaining layers. Spread remaining frosting evenly over sides of cake. Serve.



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Old 06-11-2005, 08:15 PM   #5
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Here's a definate winner - my mom had this at her friends' home and just loved it. (This coming from a woman who hates cake mix!)

Upside-Down German Chocolate Cake

1 c. coconut
1 c. chopped pecans
1 German Chocolate Cake mix (along with ingreds from the box)
1 stick butter
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 c. powdered sugar

Oil, but do not flour, a 9x13 baking pan.
Sprinkle coconut and pecans on bottom in even layer. Prepare cake mix to package directions. Pour over coconut/pecan layer.
Mix together remaining ingredients, and drop by spoonfuls over cake mix.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
Optional: dust top with powdered sugar when cooled and plated.
that sounds like one I did 2 years ago for his birthday. It was good but I couldn't get it to bake right. Mine ended up looking pretty pathetic and I tossed it. Maybe now that I have the altitude thing down, I'll have to try it again...
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Old 06-11-2005, 09:08 PM   #6
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I found this recipe and one site it called it a German Chocolate Cake. I have not made this recipel. Recipe looks kinda like one, but will leave it up to you to decide if you want to try it.

Black Midnight Cake


Measurements & Ingredients

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 cup black coffee
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Cooking Directions:

Sift dry ingredients together. Add other ingredients in order listed. Batter is very thin. Bake 35 minutes in 2 greased and floured round pans at 350 F. Ice with creamy frosting.

Tip: For a strong coffee flavour use 2 Tbsp instant coffee and one cup of water.

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Old 06-19-2005, 03:45 PM   #7
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Hi,


perhaps I can help you.

What especially you are searching for a German Cake recipe??

Will it be a Cake with chocolate bisquit and whipped chocalate cream??

Or are you on search for a dry cake with powder sugar frosting?

Or can it be an ice-cream-chocolate cake??

Are you interested, please send me a Shortmessage...

lg from Germany

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Old 06-20-2005, 11:45 AM   #8
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I use the recipe on the package of Baker's german sweet chocolate. It's foolproof and very good.

I found it for you:http://www.kraftfoods.com/recipes/Ca...olateCake.html

If you use cocoa powder or semisweet chocolate it won't taste like a "traditional" German Chocolate Cake, which is very mildly chocolaty.
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Old 06-20-2005, 12:26 PM   #9
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I use the recipe on the package of Baker's german sweet chocolate. It's foolproof and very good.

If you use cocoa powder or semisweet chocolate it won't taste like a "traditional" German Chocolate Cake, which is very mildly chocolaty.
I was going to say the same thing, only I couldn't remember the brand of chocolate the recipe was on. The recipe is a good one and when my Mother makes it up she usually triples the icing/frosting recipe that comes with it. Since my Dad and I have the same birthdate (month and day) Mom never had a problem making it, one year Dad would get the icing bowl, and the next I would. She said it was easier making this cake than 3 angel-food cakes (for my other 3 siblings) with a thick layer of chocolate icing.
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Old 06-20-2005, 12:38 PM   #10
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This was my birthday cake, too! And I always got into the frosting!
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