Best German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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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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Coconut Cake Raffaello

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Coconut cake Raffaello-3 This coconut cake Raffaello will just melt in your mouth! A soft and moist cake with almonds,coconut,and white chocolate. Creamy frosting is very tasty and simple with just two ingredients. Overall this cake is super easy to make and divine as the Raffaello candy.

This recipe was inspired by my sister-in-law Galina with additions of few ingredients.

Ingredients:

Cake-

6 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 cup  all-purpose flour sifted

1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream/frosting-

16 ozs. Mascarpone cheese

1 can condensed milk

Filling and toppings-

1 can evaporated milk

2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur *

1 1/4 cup toasted sliced or slivered almonds

1/2 cup toasted shredded coconut flakes(unsweetened) + more for topping ( I toasted in the oven)

1/2 cup apricot jam/preserve heated and cooled (optional but good)

Shredded white chocolate

Raffaello candies for decoration

* you can sub in 1 teaspoon almond extract/essence

Directions:

Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Line the bottom of 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper and grease the sides.

In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer,beat eggs,sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.

Gradually on low speed or using hands/spatula mix in flour. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool.

 

Coconut cake Raffaello

 

  Cream-

Whip mascarpone cream with condensed milk for not more then a minute. Just as well combined.

Soaking-

Combine evaporated milk with amaretto liqueur or almond extract/essence.

 

Assembling:

Slice cake in half. Using a spoon,pour half of evaporated milk mixture* on the bottom layer.

Spread jam if adding any,followed by good amount of cream.

Sprinkle almonds,coconut, and white chocolate(optional).

 

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Moist the other half cake layer and place it on top.(sliced side down.)

Spread remaining cream all over the cake.

Add shredded coconut to the top and sides of the cake.

Sprinkle with white chocolate and top with Raffaello candies.

Refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours.

*If you like your cake to be on the sweeter side, add 2 tablespoons of condensed milk to evaporated milk. If you don’t like your cakes moist,you might want to reduce soaking mixture.

 

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Coconut Cake Raffaello

Ingredients

  • Cake-
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cream/frosting-
  • 16 ozs. Mascarpone cheese
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • Filling and toppings-
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur *
  • 1 1/4 cup toasted sliced or slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup toasted shredded coconut + more for topping ( I toasted in the oven)
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam/preserve heated and cooled (optional but good)
  • Shredded white chocolate
  • Raffaello candies for decoration
  • * you can sub in 1 teaspoon almond extract/essence

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line the bottom of 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper and grease the sides.
  3. In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer,beat eggs,sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually on low speed or using hands/spatula mix in flour.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool.
  6. Cream-
  7. Whip mascarpone cream with condensed milk for not more then a minute. Just as well combined.
  8. Soaking-
  9. Combine evaporated milk with amaretto liqueur or almond extract/essence.
  10. Assembling:
  11. Slice cake in half. Using a spoon,pour half of evaporated milk mixture* on the bottom layer.
  12. Spread jam if adding any,followed by good amount of cream.
  13. Sprinkle almonds,coconut, and white chocolate(optional)
  14. Moist the other half cake layer and place it on top.( sliced side down.)
  15. Spread remaining cream all over the cake.
  16. Add shredded coconut to the top and sides of the cake. Sprinkle with white chocolate and top with Raffaello candies.
  17. Refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours.
  18. *If you like your cake to be on the sweeter side, add 2 tablespoons of condensed milk to evaporated milk.
  19. If you don't like your cakes moist,you might want to reduce soaking mixture.
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Almond Chocolate Coconut Scones

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almond chocolate coconut scones

 

Scones are classic teatime biscuit treats that are quick and easy to make.These almond chocolate coconut scones are full of scrumptious goodness.Slightly sweetened flaky biscuits with shaved chocolate, sliced almonds, coconut flakes and glazed with sweet coconut glaze.They are perfect with coffee or tea.

 

Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter,cold.

1 cup coconut milk  (milk,almond milk or cream will work too)

1 egg

1/2 cup sliced almonds toasted

1/2 cup chopped chocolate ( or chocolate chips)

1/2 cup shredded coconut toasted

 

Glaze:

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons  coconut milk,milk,or cream

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Direction:

Preheat oven to 400F degrees.

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a bowl of stand mixer,whisk together flour,sugar,baking powder,and salt.Shred cold butter and using your hands quickly work in the butter with flour mixture to create crumb mixture. You can also use a large blender to combine flour mixture with butter.

Add coconut,chocolate, and almonds to the mixture.

in a small bowl whisk coconut milk with egg.

Add milk and egg mixture to flour mixture and mix until combined.

On a slightly floured surface,divide the dough in half and pat a 6 inch circle.Cut the circle in to wedges.Transfer scones to baking sheet and set them at least 1 inch apart.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.

Prepare the glaze.Combine powdered sugar with coconut milk (reg.milk) and vanilla.

Pour or brush glaze over baked warm scones. Sprinkle with coconut flakes and sliced almonds over the top.

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Almond Chocolate Coconut Scones

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter,cold.
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk (milk,almond milk or cream will work too)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds toasted
  • 1/3 cup chopped chocolate ( or chocolate chips)
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut toasted
  • Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk,milk,or cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl of stand mixer,whisk together flour,sugar,baking powder,and salt.Shred cold butter and using your hands quickly work in the butter with flour mixture to create crumb mixture. You can also use a large blender to combine flour mixture with butter.
  4. Add coconut,chocolate, and almonds to the mixture.
  5. in a small bowl whisk coconut milk with egg.
  6. Add milk and egg mixture to flour mixture and mix until combined.
  7. On a slightly floured surface,divide the dough in half and pat a 6 inch circle.Cut the circle in to wedges.Transfer scones to baking sheet and set them at least 1 inch apart.
  8. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.
  9. Prepare the glaze.Combine powdered sugar with coconut milk (reg.milk) and vanilla.
  10. Pour or brush glaze over baked warm scones. Sprinkle with coconut flakes and sliced almonds over the top.
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Macadamia Nut Waffles

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These Macadamia nut waffles will wake your family up to a tropical breakfast.You will think that you are on vacation somewhere in the tropics.Delicious hot pile of homemade waffles with sweet crunchy macadamia nuts, topped with toasted coconut, mix of berries and/or tropical fruits and fluffy whipped cream.It will make your weekend breakfast fancy and special.

Ingredients:

1  3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour*

3 tablespoons ground flax seed meal

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 1/2 cups milk,coconut,or almond milk

2 eggs yolks and whites separated

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable oil

1/2 – 3/4 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts

*you can use regular all-purpose flour or 1/2 white + 1/2 whole wheat

 

Choice for garnish-

diced pineapples

diced mango

berries

toasted coconut

chopped macadamia nuts

whipped cream

 

Direction-

Preheat the waffle iron.

In a large mixing bowl combine flour,flax,salt and baking powder.Whisk to combine.

In a medium bowl whisk egg yolk,milk,vanilla, and oil.

In a small bowl whip the egg whites and set aside.

Pour the milk mixture to flour mixture and whisk to combine.

Add the whipped egg whites and chopped macadamia nuts.

Spray both sides of the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.

Scoop the waffle batter into the waffle iron and close.Cook depending on your waffle maker.

Serve with whipped cream, syrup/pure maple syrup and garnish with desired toppings.

 

Macadamia Nut Waffles

Macadamia Nut Waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour*
  • 3 tablespoons ground flax seed meal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk,coconut,or almond milk
  • 2 eggs yolks and whites separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
  • *you can use regular all-purpose flour or 1/2 white + 1/2 whole wheat
  • Choice for garnish-
  • diced pineapples
  • diced mango
  • berries
  • toasted coconut
  • chopped macadamia nuts
  • whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the waffle iron.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour,flax,salt and baking powder.Whisk to combine.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk egg yolk,milk,vanilla, and oil.
  4. In a small bowl whip the egg whites and set aside.
  5. Pour the milk mixture to flour mixture and whisk to combine.
  6. Add the whipped egg whites and chopped macadamia nuts.
  7. Spray both sides of the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.
  8. Scoop the waffle batter into the waffle iron and close.Cook depending on your waffle maker.
  9. Serve with whipped cream, syrup/pure maple syrup and garnish with desired toppings.
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RawFood Truffles

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Eating food raw is the most healthiest diet with lots of benefits. Some of the benefits are;

1.The enzymes,vitamins and minerals are not destroyed by cooking.

2.Aids to weight loss and maintain healthy weight

3.Natural cure for disease including cancer.

4. Helps to Detoxify our bodies

5. Boost of energy

These are very delicious and you can eat as many as you want with out any guilt.A healthy alternative to regular creamy truffles.

RawFood Truffles

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups raw almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded raw coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 goji berries soaked*
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (not liquid)
  • 3-4 tablespoons raw agave syrup**
  • 2 tablespoon carob or raw cocoa powder + more for dusting***
  • *You can substitute for raisins,cranberries or prunes.
  • **You can substitute for raw honey
  • *** optional.You can roll them in coconut flakes with out chocolate

Instructions

  1. Using a blender,Pulse nuts until very fine.
  2. Pulse goji berries with coconut flakes.
  3. In a a mixing bowl combine nuts,goji berries, coconut flakes,coconut oil,agave syrup and carob or cocoa.
  4. Roll in to small balls and dust in carob or cocoa.
  5. Refrigerate for an hour or more.
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