Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes Frosting

Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes frosting By Aalizyaan is an American creation that contains the key ingredients of sweet baking chocolate, coconut, and pecans. This cake was not brought to the American Midwest by German immigrants. The cake took its name from an American with the last name of “German.” In most recipes and products today, the apostrophe and the “s” have been dropped, thus giving the false hint as for the chocolate’s origin.

1852 – Sam German (1802-1888) created the mild dark baking chocolate bar for Baker’s Chocolate Company in 1852. The company named the chocolate in his honor – “Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate.”

June 11th is National German Chocolate Cake Day in America.

1957 -The first published recipe for Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes frosting showed up in a Dallas Morning Star newspaper on June 13, 1957 as Recipe of the Day. The recipe came from a Texas homemaker, Mrs. George Clay. The cake quickly gained popularity and its recipe together with the mouth-watering photos were spread all over the country. America fell in love with German Chocolate Cake.

The possessive form (German’s) was dropped in subsequent publications, thus creating the name German Chocolate Cake that we know today and giving the false impression of a German origin.

Indulge yourself with this heavenly chocolate cake recipe that is beautifully moist, rich and fudgy. Perfect for a celebration or an afternoon tea

Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes with 5 ingredient chocolate frosting is our favorite homemade chocolate cake recipe! Extra moist, with a perfect rich chocolate flavor and tender, smooth crumb.

This quick and Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes has become my all-time favorite over the years, and it’s the base recipe for many of my other favorite chocolate cake recipes.

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first of all! It’s also one of the very FIRST recipes I ever shared here, way back in 2018! I think I’ve made hundreds of cakes since then, and this is still my favorite recipe. Thank you Hershey’s!

I can confidently say that it’s everything you’d hope for from a homemade German Chocolate Cake, including incredibly moist and tender, with a fantastic Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes.

And, did I mention how easy it is to make?

Start by mixing the dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls

Add the wet/buttermilk mixture to the dry flour mixture and mix the batter until well combined. Pour boiling water into the batter and stir until smooth. The batter will be very thin!

Pour the batter into your cake pans and bake the cakes on the middle rack of the oven..

HOW TO MAKE AHEAD AND STORE THE German Chocolate Cake AND FROSTING:
The cakes and the chocolate frosting can both be made ahead of time. Allow the cakes to cool completely, and then wrap them really well in plastic wrap and stick each layer in a zip lock freezer bag. Freeze for up to one month. I like to frost the cakes when they are frozen because they’re easier to frost.

Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes frosting will keep well in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to two weeks, or in the freezer for up to three months. Remove the frosting from the fridge about an hour before you’re ready to frost your cake to allow it to come to room temperature

Tips for Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes:

USE ROOM TEMPERATURE INGREDIENTS, PARTICULARLY EGGS.
Eggs at room temperature (as opposed to cold from the fridge) are fluffier and will emulsify in the batter better, which will also help the cake rise properly. A trick for bringing eggs to room temperature quickly is to run hot water over them for one minute, or let them sit in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes.

USE BUTTERMILK (OR EASILY MAKE YOUR OWN):
The original Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes frosting does not use buttermilk, but buttermilk is a great ingredient to make cakes like this extra moist. If you don’t have buttermilk, use a simple trick of mixing 1 teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar into 1 cup of milk. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes and you’ll notice it curdle slightly, to form buttermilk.

LINE THE BOTTOM OF YOUR Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes frosting PAN, BEFORE ADDING THE BATTER.
I learned early on to never skip the step of lining the bottom of my cake pans with parchment or wax paper. Then you never have to stress about the cake sticking to the bottom of the pan. I also spray the bottom of the paper and the sides of the pan lightly with cooking spray.

 

Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes frosting with 5 ingredient chocolate frosting is our favorite homemade chocolate cake recipes.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cake from scratch, chocolate cake recipe
Servings: 16
Calories: 383 kcal

Dessert

Ingredients of Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes frosting

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1 (eleven)/2 teaspoons baking powder
eleven /2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
For the Chocolate Frosting
1/2 cup butter*
2/3 cup cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions of Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes frosting

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.

Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes.

Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes

For a 9×13” One Layer Cake
Grease 9×13” pan with non-stick cooking spray.finally Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 35 to 40 minutes. almost Cool completely. Frost.

Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes Frosting:
first of all!~ Combine butter and cocoa powder.

Add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.

You might also love my German Chocolate Cake!

 

Recipe Notes
*For a richer flavored Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes frosting, try melting the butter before stirring in the cocoa powder

*Read my tips for making perfect Homemade German Chocolate Cake Recipes frosting, above in the post.

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