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German Chocolate Cake

Vegetarian • 3 hrs to make • Serves 10-12


4 Eggs, large

Baking & Spices

1 tsp Baking soda
2 1/2 cups Cake flour
6 oz Chocolate, semisweet
1/8 tsp Cinnamon
1 1/2 tbsp Cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 lb Confectioners' sugar
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Salt
2 cups Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla, pure

Nuts & Seeds

1/2 packed cup Coconut, sweetened
1 1/4 cup Pecans


1/4 cup Coffee, hot


3 sticks Butter, unsalted
1 cup Buttermilk
  • Mama's Empty Nest

    German Chocolate Cake Recipe from Food & Wine. The true name is German's Chocolate Cake and it is my BIL's favorite cake. Gotta make this one for him.

  • Lisa Deckert

    German Chocolate Cake | Food & Wine ; Sam German created the mild, dark baking chocolate called Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate in 1852; in the late 1950s, a Dallas newspaper published a recipe for German’s Chocolate Cake. The dessert took the South by storm and has been a staple ever since.

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