Best German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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german chocolate cake

 

This is the best German chocolate cake recipe ever! Perfect,rich, and moist chocolate cake with creamy, nutty, coconut, caramel like frosting. It’s one of our favorite chocolate cakes. This is the BEST chocolate layer cake that can be used with other frostings and/or fillings.

 

Ingredients:

Chocolate cake-

2 cups all-urpose flour

2 cups sugar

3/4 cup cocoa  (I used raw cocoa)

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil or any other unflavored oil.

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup boiling water

 

Frosting:

1 can  or 1 1/2 cup evaporated milk

1 1/4 cup white sugar

3 egg yolks beaten with 1 teaspoon water

3/4 cup butter

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

1 1/2 cup flaked coconut

1 3/4 tablespoons cornstarch

 

Chocolate cream:*

4 ozs. cream cheese

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

* Or double the recipe for frosting

 

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease 2 (9-inch)round cake pans.

In a mixing bowl (I use Kitchen Aid) whisk or combine flour,sugar,cocoa,baking powder,baking soda mixed with vinegar, and salt.

Stir until well combined.

Add milk,oil,eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined.

Reduce speed to low and add boiling water a little bit at a time.

Once the water is all mixed in, beat on high for 1 minute.

Evenly distribute cake batter between two prepared pans.

Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely(out of the pan).

 

While the cake is baking, prepare frosting-

 

In a large saucepan whisk evaporated milk and cornstarch.

Add in sugar,egg yolks,butter ,and vanilla.

Cook over low heat stirring constantly  until thick.

Remove from him and stir in pecans and coconut.

Let cool.

Chocolate cream:

Beat together cream cheese,powdered sugar, and vanilla.

Gradually add heavy whipping cream starting on medium speed and going up as the cream thickens.

 

Soaking ~ (Optional)-

1 cup water

1 tablespoon brandy, cognac or kahlua liqueur .

 

Assembling cake:

Spray or pour with spoon water and liqueur over the first chocolate cake.

Spread with some cooled frosting.

Place the other cake layer on top. Moisten it, and cover the whole cake with chocolate cream starting with sides.

Spread the rest of the frosting on top of the cake. Decorate as desired.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes or more.

This divine and super delicious recipe was adapted from adashofsanity.com.

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Best German Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • Chocolate cake-
  • 2 cups all-urpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa (I used raw cocoa)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or any other unflavored oil.
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Frosting:
  • 1 can or 1 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 egg yolks beaten with 1 teaspoon water
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 3/4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Chocolate cream:*
  • 4 ozs. cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • * Or double the recipe for frosting

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease 2 (9-inch)round cake pans.
  3. In a mixing bowl (I use Kitchen Aid) whisk or combine flour,sugar,cocoa,baking powder,baking soda mixed with vinegar, and salt.
  4. Stir until well combined.
  5. Add milk,oil,eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined.
  6. Reduce speed to low and add boiling water a little bit at a time.
  7. Once the water is all mixed in, beat on high for 1 minute.
  8. Evenly distribute cake batter between two prepared pans.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely(out of the pan).
  11. While cake is baking prepare frosting-
  12. In a large saucepan whisk evaporated milk and cornstarch.
  13. Add in sugar,egg yolks,butter ,and vanilla.
  14. Cook over low heat stirring constantly until thick.
  15. Remove from him and stir in pecans and coconut.
  16. Let cool.
  17. Chocolate cream:
  18. Beat together cream cheese,powdered sugar, and vanilla.
  19. Gradually add heavy whipping cream starting on medium speed and going up as the cream thickens.
  20. Soaking ~ (Optional)-
  21. 1 cup water
  22. 1 tablespoon brandy, cognac or kahlua liqueur .
  23. Assembling cake:
  24. Spray or pour with spoon water and liqueur over the first chocolate cake.
  25. Spread with some cooled frosting.
  26. Place the other cake layer on top. Moisten it, and cover the whole cake with chocolate cream starting with sides.
  27. Spread the rest of the frosting on top of the cake. Decorate as desired.
  28. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or more.
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kievskiy cake

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Kievskiy cake is meringue cake with nuts in between two sponge cakes slightly soaked with syrup and apricot preserve  that’s covered with delicious cream!. Sounds so delightfully tasty already, but wait until you try it… It can’t be better. Its a very popular Russian/ Ukrainian cake that got it’s name from “Kiev” city  in Ukraine in early 1950’s.There is also lots of variation on making this cake, and this recipe is the one that my family adores .(especially my mom,who is not a big fan of sweets).

Meringue takes some time to bake, I like to make it day before I make the whole cake.When Apricots in season I like to make my own preserve, (apricots and sugar simmering over low heat for about 1.5 hours) but otherwise I use store bought.

For Meringue:

4 egg whites
1 1/2 cup sugar

For Cake:

6 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 cup flour

For Cream:
1 can condensed cream

2 sticks butter softened at room temp.

1 package cream cheese

8 oz container whip cream topping (Also you can beat heavy cream with powdered sugar, taste will be slightly different but still taste good) *

Apricot jam or preserve (or any other of your choice)

cooled sugar syrup (boil 1 cup water with 3 tbsp. sugar. let cool)

finely chopped walnuts or peanuts

crushed maria’s cookies or graham cracker cookies

* You can also omit whip cream, just add 2 sticks butter and 1 more can of condensed milk.

Directions:

Meringue:
Heat oven to 250 degrees.

On high speed beat egg whites with sugar until really stiff about 20-25 minutes.

Line the bottom of 9″ spring foam pan with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes on 250 degrees then reduce to 175 degrees for another 4 hours. (I like to leave it in the turned off oven overnight)

Cake:

Heat oven 325 degrees.

On high speed beat eggs with sugar, when the batter is stiff and light, add flour and mix it well.

Pour the batter into 9” round baking pan and bake for  about  30-35 minutes.

Let  the cake cool.

Cream:
Beat butter with cream cheese until smooth.

Gradually add condensed milk and beat well until combined.

Add whip cream and beat again.

note: If you will use heavy whipping cream instead of whip cream topping, then beat it together with powdered sugar  in separate bowl then fold it in gently to the cream.

 

 

 

Assembling:

Slice the cake in half.Using a tablespoon pour sugar syrup on the cake(don’t over do it)

spread the jam or preserve.
spread a good layer of cream
sprinkle with nuts
place meringue cake on top, and add another good layer of cream.

Soak the other slice of cake with syrup, and spread jam or preserve.Place it on top of the cake.

Spread the remaining cream all over the cake. Sprinkle cookie crumbs on the top,(and sides if you like) and nuts on the sides of the cake.Or you can do how ever you like depends on your preference. Keep it in the fridge for at least two hours. Serve with a cup of hot tea.Enjoy!