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Original BAKER'S GERMAN'S Sweet Chocolate Cake

Original BAKER'S GERMAN'S Sweet Chocolate Cake recipe
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Make this classic BAKER'S GERMAN'S chocolate cake for your next special occasion—and see for yourself what all the fuss is about!
30 min
2 hr
16 servings
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The king of cakes. One thing I do is to melt the chocolate in 1/2 cup of hot coffee instead of water Oh My!!!!
The frosting IS the cake. Yummy wonderful. The secret to getting the cakes out of the pan is spraying AND cutting a round of parchment paper for the bottom. I didn't do this. Was very careful but the cakes stuck to the bottom. I used a metal spatula to remove the layers from the pan. They do not look nice. The frosting will save them. If you have a favorite chocolate cake recipe, I'd suggest you use that. This cake is good but frustrating & not so special that it can't be replaced & not missed.
Taste great...but, I followed this recipe exactly down to the time to remove from pan etc. but I will NEVER use wax paper again to line a pan as this recipe called for. When I turned it over it did not come out right away as I expected, so I tapped with my knuckles gently around the whole bottom , still no luck. Tapped some more at which it finally came out. I then proceeded to peel off the wax paper which took a lot of the cake with it. That entire layer was a loss because it took too much cake which caused this very tender cake to come apart. I left the other 2 layers in the pans until cooled, but I did run a thin knife around edge at the 20 minute mark out of the oven. That did help but still peeled off more cake than it should have. Parchment paper is the way to go in cake pans!!!
Great recipe! The only thing I did differently was void the wax paper on the bottom and just sprayed my nonstick pan and poured the batter into it. It took my family about 4 days to finish the entire thing and it stayed moist and delicious the entire time! I love this. Definitely a family favorite.
I adore this recipe!! I have not found one that has come close to this.
Cake is delicious but my cake fell. At first it looked like it was rising normally but then the layers sunk in after about 15 minutes in the oven. What did I do wrong?
I would like to know how long to bake this recipe in a bundt pan? What type of pans did you use and how long and at what temp?
I make this every year for my wife's birthday. She has been making it for decades. We all love this cake. I have made it in all different size pas and I use a fudge frosting instead of the coconut one from the recipe.
Delicious! I made this for myself for Mother's Day in a 9x13 pan. It was wonderful...took about 45 min. or so to bake. Wouldn't change a of my all-time favorites.
I love sweets, but this cake was over the top too sweet for me. It was very tender and looked spectacular presented in a beautiful cake dish. I found it to be a lot of work mainly in pots and pans that it requires. Froze each cake layer separately wrapped in plastic wrap and then in a zip loc bag. The day before I needed the cake, I made the filling and refrigerated it. I also put the cake layers in the fridge to thaw out while still wrapped. The day I needed the cake I let the filling come to room temp and assembled the cake while it was stil cold. I had more than enough filling with some left over, but I did not cover the sides.
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