Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is one of those recipes that has been around for a long, long time. I remember one of my Aunt's making this recipe when I was a little girl. It brings back memories. The cake gets moister and more delicious after sitting for 24 hours.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix sugar, cocoa, flour and baking soda until well blended.
  3. Add 2 eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix well.
  4. Slowly add the boiling water while mixing with mixer at low speed.
  5. Mixture will be very thin.
  6. Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan.
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  8. While cake is baking mix ingredients for frosting.
  9. As soon as cake is done, remove from oven and spread frosting evenly over cake.
  10. Place under broiler for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture begins to brown.
  11. Let cool before cutting.
Most Helpful

German Chocolate Cake is my absolute favorite. This cake is delicious!

Jazz Lover May 30, 2011

This is a really good cake. I does get better after 24 hours. I wish I had vanilla ice ceam to serve with it, but whipped cream worked out fine. I used butter instead of margerine for the topping. I'll be making this again. Thanks for posting!

Lucky in Bayview May 24, 2011