Indulgent Delight: Classic German Chocolate Cake Recipe

Embark on a journey of decadence with the rich and luscious flavors of this Classic German Chocolate Cake. A timeless treat featuring layers of moist chocolate cake, sumptuous coconut-pecan frosting, and a tempting chocolate glaze, this cake is a celebration of indulgence. Dive into the exquisite layers and savor the perfect blend of textures and tastes in every heavenly bite.


  • 4 ounces German bittersweet chocolate, grated
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, separated, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk

For the Frosting:

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 5 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Icing:

  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon ghee (clarified butter)

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Prepare Cake:

  1. Line and grease three 9-inch round baking pans. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt chocolate with water in a small saucepan. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in melted chocolate and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the creamy mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold one-fourth into the batter, then fold in the remaining whites.
  6. Divide batter among prepared pans. Bake for 24-28 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Prepare Frosting:

  1. In a saucepan, heat sugar, milk, butter, and beaten egg yolks until thick and golden brown. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in coconut, pecans, and vanilla. Cool until thick enough to spread.
  3. Spread a third of the frosting on each cake layer and stack them.

Prepare Icing:

  1. Melt chocolate and ghee in the microwave until smooth. Drizzle over the cake.

Enjoy! Indulge in the heavenly layers of this German Chocolate Cake. Perfect for any celebration or sweet craving!

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