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Homemade German Chocolate Cake

homemade german chocolate cake

Cake lovers are going to fall in love with this homemade German chocolate cake!

It is incredibly moist and almost seems to melt in your mouth. It does take a little bit of effort to prepare, but oh, is it worth it!

Pair it with some homemade Coconut-Pecan Frosting and you will be in cake heaven!

What You'll Need for this Homemade German Chocolate Cake:
  • 1 4-oz. block sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Coconut-Pecan Frosting


Combine chocolate and water; bring to a boil and stir until chocolate melts. Cool; stir in vanilla and set aside.

Cream butter, gradually add sugar, beating with an electric mixer at medium speed. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add chocolate mixture; beat until blended.

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.

Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool completely on wire racks.

Spread Coconut-Pecan Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.

Yield: One 3-layer cake.

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