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German Chocolate Cake

Delicious gooey chocolate cake filled with creamy  caramel flavored coconut pecan frosting will surely be something every chocolate cake lover would die for..and for a chocolate lover like me this was divine.When I first saw the German chocolate cake I was impressed by the beautiful stack of cakes with this gooey frosting and finally ended making one at home. I feel it is one of the most delicious chocolate cake.I have brought a little alterations but for the exact recipe check here.For the chocolate cake you can use either melted baking chocolate or a combination of baking chocolate and unsweetened cocoa powder.

Ingredients for the filling

Condensed milk- 8 ounce or 1/2 tin
Butter - 3 tsp
milk- 2 tsp
vanilla essence- 1tsp
Egg yolks 2
Chopped pecans- 3/4 cup
Sweet Coconut - 3/4 cup
Salt- a pinch

Ingredients for cake
1)Flour- 2 cup

Butter - 3/4 stick
Cocoa- 1/2 cup
Baking powder- 1 1/2tsp
Baking soda- a pinch
salt- a pinch

2)Semi sweet chocolate- 4 ounce
Egg- 3

Butter milk- 3/4 cup
Sugar- 3/4 cup
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp

To make the frosting
Heat condensed milk, two tsp of milk and butter. When this comes to a boil beat egg yolks in a separate bowl and add two to three tsp of this hot liquid and whisk vigorously. Quickly add this egg mixture to the boiling condensed milk and stir continuously till thick like custard. Add in chopped pecan coconut and vanilla essence and allow this mixture to cool completely.
For the cake 
Heat oven to 350 degree F and prepare baking pan by greasing it and then dusting with flour.
In a double boiler melt chocolate and allow to cool. Combine the dry ingredients listed under one and keep aside.
Beat butter and sugar until it becomes creamy and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and continue beating.Add vanilla essence and melted chocolate and combine. Now add little by little flour mixture and butter milk and gently fold in. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or till the tooth pick inserted at the center comes out clean. Let it cool down completely before frosting.

Sending this to the following events ...
Priya's Now Serving- Crazy for Cakes Guest Event,Rumanas Treat To The Eye - Series 2 ,Akheela's Food Palette Series Brown,Akila's Dish Name Starts with G

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. Looks absolutely delicious .I am drooling here

  2. OMG this is so so gud ....truly tempting

  3. Wow.drooling chocolate cake.I cannot take my eyes off.

  4. wow looks awesome and delicious :)

  5. Wow wow..if only I could get a taste of that..this is what I would really call mouthwatering!

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  6. thank you for linking this delicious dessert looks fabulous

  7. wow cake looks so beautiful !!! Loved it !! So inviting and perfect cake !!

  8. Thanks for your entry... and that looks superb:)

  9. That cake looks like it was from heaven! love it!

  10. wow...its a tempting extraordinary cake....

  11. Wow Wow..Drooooling here..Suja, Way to go gal..Simply tempting..

  12. Wow looks yummy!!! I will surely try this @ home..

    Happy following you dear...


  13. I already grabbed my slice Suja.Such tempting delicious cake to resist..what I loved most is the caramelisation..slurp !!

  14. OMG...I am drooling over your melt in the mouth soft,moist cake...Lovely captures too

  15. Delicious n mouthwatering....looks really yum...

  16. WOW!! Ethu nalla tempting aayittundee...Decorationum okke superb!! Picsnte karyam parayenda, kidu!

  17. What a lovely cake, looks divine...feel like having a slice of this!

  18. Wow so yummy and mosit cake..and so beautiful prsentaion..

  19. Gorgeous cake..Looks so tempting . I have one in my draft will post it soon !!

  20. wow adipoli cake superbb click perfect

  21. OMG!! lovely cake..cant keep my eyes off it.

  22. Wow would love to have a slice rite now, wat a beautiful cake,absolutely sinful..

  23. German chocolate cake looks awesome.

  24. Awesome presentation..Temptingggg

  25. looks crazy good! brilliant!

  26. Looks delicious...mouthwatering...thanks for sharing.

  27. wow...cake looks so yummy dear! very delicious ! there's a award waiting for you in my space.....plz collect it !

  28. Looks so delicious, loved the slice has come out so perfectly baked:)

  29. Cake looks awesome !!!

  30. Absolutely delicious german chocolate cake.

  31. suja kutti,,,wonful thepresentation, frosting nd everythng about the cake..

  32. Wow,drool worthy pictures,yummy cake,lovely clicks!

  33. Beautifully decorated and yummy cake!

  34. o my goodness....that looks so rich ...i love it

  35. is so different and delicious..

  36. Suja chechi, enikipol ethu kazhikanam, You know what, njgalude so far ulla ella wedding anniversary-kum we get german chocolate cake, both of us love it, This year i will bake mine as i know where to get the recipe :). Awesome clicks, pretty presentation and a lovely cake tto...

  37. Oh wow suja! looks sooo tempting.

  38. wow!!! wow!! wow!!! suja its so perfect n delicious..

  39. Beautiful cake...looks so professional!Great job! Thank you for visiting my blog & your sweet comment.

  40. oh wow this is delicious looks wonderful wouldn't mind for a slice :)

  41. Looks awesome!Moist, rich and I then I have so many more words to's too good.

  42. The cake looks super moist, rich and delicious. You have baked it like a pro :)

  43. Drooling moist, rich and delicious. Just superb.

  44. Oh God!!!!Wow, Wonderful............!!! Perfect!!!! Topping is looks like some payasam!!!

  45. This is so yummy. Thank you very much for sharing!

  46. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

  47. can u tell me the amount of butter used in beating the sugar butter mixture...the amount of sugar is given as 3/4 cup but cant find the amount of butter ...and did u use cake flour or all purpose flour...thankyou.

  48. Hi Sumi, Thanks for stopping by..I am so glad you found this cake recipe interesting
    I used all purpose flour, but if you have cake flour do use it as it gives better results and finer texture.
    I used 3/4 stick of butter ( 6 tbs of butter)
    Happy baking :)


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