The German's Sweet Chocolate Cake


1 4 oz Bar of Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate
1/2 cup Water, boiling
1 cup Butter (no Substitutes)
2 cups Sugar
4 Eggs, seperated
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 cups Flour, all-purpose
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Coconut-pecan frosting


Cook Time: 30min Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Frost cake.
Melt chocolate in water; ant let it cool.
Line 3 9-inch cake pans with rounds of waxed paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt together; set aside.
Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
Add egg yolks 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Stir in vanilla and chocolate.
Reduce mixing speed to low and begin adding the Flour mixture and the buttermilk, alternating, beginning and ending with the flour.
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
Pour batter into three 9-inch layer pans; drop each pan on the counter twice to release large bubbles.
Bake for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly pressed in center.
Cool 15 minutes before running a knife round the rim and turning the cakes out onto a cooling rack; peel off the waxed paper and cool completely
Frost with Coconut Pecan Frosting/Filling




Unlike the name suggests upon first hearing, German's Chocolate cake is not from Germany not of German origin, rather, it hails from Texas.

German's Sweet Chocolate was invented by Sam German of the Baker's Chocolate Company back in 1852, in an effort to lower the amount of sugar (which was comparatively expensive back then) a home cook would need to add to a recipe. It is 48% Cocao Solids and contains NO dairy, unlike Milk Chocolate (which is usually not above 28%) and Semi-Sweet Chocolates.

The German's Sweet Chocolate Cake, however, is a relative newcomer to the confection scene. The recipe was first published in Texas in a newspaper in 1957. Due to it's popularity, the recipe became the "Poster Child" for the brand and has been published in many newspaper across America.

There are many "copies" of the recipe using substitute ingredients, like mixing milk and dark chocolates together. A German's Sweet Chocolate cake is made WITH German's Chocolate, if it is not, then it is simply a Chocolate Cake.




Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:02am

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