The Best German Chocolate Cake?

Baking By mandyloo Updated 28 May 2009 , 2:36pm by DeeDelightful

mandyloo Posted 27 May 2009 , 4:53pm
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I am looking for a great german chocolate cake/filling recipe. Yes, of course, I looked in the recipe section, but I was just wondering if any of you had a favorite? I don't like coconut, so I don't have a go to recipe for this, but it's for a family member's (big) party this friday. Thanks so much in advance!

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DeeDelightful Posted 27 May 2009 , 5:05pm
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I always use the Baker's Sweet German Chocolate recipe on the Baker's chocolate box. it's good to me. i'm not sure if you can do German Chocolate without coconut. maybe you can use less coconut by making a "skimpy" version of the coconut pecan filling/frosting, spread that on the cake, like a crumb coat, then cover in chocolate ganache. that might be good. all the classic flavors will be there without being overwhelmed by coconut and nuts.

mandyloo Posted 27 May 2009 , 8:05pm
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Thank you very much. I will be using coconut, I just won't really know by tasting if it's good or not, since I'm not a fan. icon_razz.gif

KlyKat Posted 27 May 2009 , 9:56pm
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This is a recipe that I got from my boyfriends sister. Their mother made this recipe for many, many years. I'm not a German Choc Cake eater, but this stuff is good icon_lol.gif

1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup white sugar
3 egg yolk, beaten with 1 teaspoon water
1/2 cup margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup flaked coconut


In a large saucepan combine evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, margarine and vanilla. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick. It takes about 15-20 mins to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in pecans and coconut. Spread on cake while still warm.

mandyloo Posted 28 May 2009 , 12:19am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KlyKat

This is a recipe that I got from my boyfriends sister. Their mother made this recipe for many, many years. I'm not a German Choc Cake eater, but this stuff is good icon_lol.gif

1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup white sugar
3 egg yolk, beaten with 1 teaspoon water
1/2 cup margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup flaked coconut


In a large saucepan combine evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, margarine and vanilla. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick. It takes about 15-20 mins to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in pecans and coconut. Spread on cake while still warm.




Thank you! This is what I'll use to fill the cake (it has to be a smooth farm scene on top). Wish me luck! icon_biggrin.gif

varika Posted 28 May 2009 , 12:25am
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I've made German chocolate cake with IMBC--it was lovely.

mandyloo Posted 28 May 2009 , 4:31am
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so, I've decided to go w/a box mix for the actual cake...I usually add a package of pudding and an extra egg...any other ideas to "doll it up" a bit?

KlyKat Posted 28 May 2009 , 1:13pm
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Originally Posted by mandyloo

so, I've decided to go w/a box mix for the actual cake...I usually add a package of pudding and an extra egg...any other ideas to "doll it up" a bit?




I use the box mix too. I only make the icing part...so I'm interested in ways to improve too.

DeeDelightful Posted 28 May 2009 , 2:36pm
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Well, the scratch recipe calls for buttermilk and the Baker's German Chocolate. Maybe you can replace the water in the box mix with some melted German Chocolate and buttermilk. I would think that would kick it up a bit.

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