GERMAN'S Sweet Chocolate Cake

4.7
(47) 43 Reviews
Prep Time
25
min.
Total Time
2
hr.
Servings

16 servings

This triple-layer chocolate cake, filled and topped with a decadent coconut-pecan icing, is a classic dessert that makes any event extra special.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Spray 3 (9-inch) round pans with cooking spray; cover bottoms with waxed paper. Add boiling water to chocolate in small bowl; stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Beat egg whites in small bowl with mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form; set aside. Mix flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Blend in egg yolks, 1 at a time. Add melted chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, mixing well after each addition. Gently stir in egg whites until well blended.
  • Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Immediately run spatula around cakes. Cool in pans 15 min. Remove cakes from pans to wire racks; remove waxed paper. Cool cakes completely. Meanwhile, prepare Coconut-Pecan Filling and Frosting.
  • Stack cakes on plate, filling layers and spreading top of cake with frosting. (Note: Nutrition is for both cake and frosting.)

Size-Wise

This classic 3-layer cake is the perfect choice for a special occasion. Plan ahead and eat accordingly before indulging in a slice of this beloved cake.

Notes

Cake can be prepared in the following alternate baking pans: For 1 (13x9-inch) pan, bake 45 to 50 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; for 2 (8-1/2-inch) heart-shaped pans, bake 30 to 35 min. In high-altitude areas, use 1-3/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour and 1 cup plus 1 Tbsp. sugar. For 2 (9-inch) layer pans, bake at 375°F for 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. For 1 (13x9-inch) pan, bake 40 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Variation

Original BAKER'S GERMAN'S Sweet Chocolate Cake

Servings

  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 580
% Daily Value
Total fat 35g
Saturated fat 19g
Cholesterol 145mg
Sodium 300mg
Carbohydrate 62g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 46g
Protein 7g
   
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • alicia4149 |

    this is my first attempt for my husbands birthday today......wish me good luck only had two pans 9" hopefully it will be good

  • millieeley |

    Awesome! Imade this cake in the summer for a bbq party, and it was a huge succeess everyone lovedd the cake and i look forward to making it again.

  • sashecrowell |

    Oh this cake is heaven, it belongs with the coconut pecan frosting. you will be eating a little slice of heaven. I added an extra square of chocolate to the cake...shhh

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