German Chocolate Cake

Best Ever German Chocolate Cake Recipe


German Chocolate Cake

 Best Ever German Chocolate Cake – You’re Going to Love This Recipe!

My husband loves this German chocolate cake, it’s his very favorite. I love to make this at least a few times a year as a special treat, served warm with chocolate brownie ice cream. It’s so good!


German Chocolate Cake

Yields one 9″ cake

2 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate – chopped
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate – chopped
6 tablespoons water
8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter – at room temperature
1 ¼ cup + ¼ cup sugar
4 large eggs – separated
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk – at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Butter two 9-inch cake pans, then line the bottoms with rounds of parchment or wax paper. Preheat the oven to 350°.

Melt both chocolates together with the 6 tablespoons of water. Use either a double-boiler or a microwave. Stir until smooth, then set aside until room temperature.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, or by hand, beat the butter and 1 ¼ cup of the sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in the melted chocolate, then the egg yolks, one at a time.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

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