German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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German Chocolate Cake
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  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk , use the real thing this makes the cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line the bottoms of three 9 inch round cake pans with wax paper.
  3. Microwave the chocolate and water in a large bowl on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring halfway through heating time. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  4. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  5. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  6. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Stir in chocolate mixture and vanilla.
  8. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating after each addition until smooth.
  9. Beat egg whites in another bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks for.
  10. Do not over beat. Gently stir into batter. Do not over mix.
  11. Pour into prepared cake pans.
  12. Bake 30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched in the center. Immediately run spatula between cakes and sides of pans. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pans; remove wax paper.
  13. Cool completely on wire racks.
  14. Spread coconut pecan frosting between layers and over the top of cake.
  15. TAKE NOTE- Substitution for 4 ounce of German sweet chocolate: - 4 ounce bittersweet or semisweet chocolate plus 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 459.44 Kcal (1924 kJ)
Calories from fat 231.67 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.74g 40%
Cholesterol 97.48mg 32%
Sodium 774.08mg 32%
Potassium 147.5mg 3%
Total Carbs 51.84g 17%
Sugars 25.6g 102%
Dietary Fiber 3.33g 13%
Protein 7.45g 15%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Calcium 114.3mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 317.69 Kcal (1330 kJ)
Calories from fat 160.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.8g 40%
Cholesterol 67.4mg 32%
Sodium 535.27mg 32%
Potassium 102mg 3%
Total Carbs 35.84g 17%
Sugars 17.7g 102%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 13%
Protein 5.15g 15%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 6%
Iron 1.5mg 12%
Calcium 79mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.7
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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