Made this cake for my very good friend for his birthday. He said it was the best German Chocolate cake he had ever had. Everyone raved about it. Even my husband, who doesn't usually eat cake thought it was incredible.
I apologize for rating this so long after trying the recipe. All I can remember is that my cake was as ugly as sin, but tasted awesome! I believe that the cake caved in after baking, (probably something I did) so it was swayback and even after frosting, it looked pretty sad. Of course it was for my dad's birthday and so I was embarrassed--but it tasted so good no one cared. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you for posting this -- it is on the back of the German's Baking chocolate wrapper and I lost my copy! I mean I know I was gonna get another copy when I bought the chocolate but I didn't know any of the other ingredients! Yikes! This cake is awesome! I personally don't like it as I don't like chocolate cake or coconut! EVERYONE else LOVES IT! It is my mom's favorite cake and she requests it each year on her b-day! This year when I my MIL tasted my mom's cake she immediately requested one for her birthday too! Making that one tonight! :) Thanks again!
I've made this twice now and everyone has LOVED it. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!
This cake is extremely moist and delicate! Fabulous! I'm so glad I decided to nix the cake mix - this cake is definitely worth the extra minutes you spend making it from scratch! No comparison! One reviewer commented that it takes a long time, but I didn't think it took any longer than any other from-scratch recipe I have. I didn't make any changes to the recipe itself, but I did double the frosting recipe because I opted for the 3 round layers and torted & filled them.
I made this cake this weekend for a birthday brunch and oscar party. It received rave reviews! It was so moist! I did a little altering though, I didn't use the boiling water, I melted my chocolate in the microwave, and added 1/2 cup sour cream. Thank you for sharing! I will definitely be keeping this recipe on file!
This is definitely a lot of work, but the taste makes it worth it -- delicious! I forgot to line the pans with parchment paper, so they were a big, stuck-on mess... I'll definitely remember next time! LOL Still tasted great! I second the recommendation to make a double batch of frosting; there definitely wasn't enough for all three layers. Thanks, Marg!
This was my favorite cake as a child; so I was excited to try this recipe since it closely matches my mother's. Everyone loved this cake and I've been asked to bake it again. This one is a keeper.
I already had a german chocolate cake mix so I just used the icing recipe. It was a wonderful addition to the cake! I also used brown sugar insted of regular white sugar. The color was a dark brown but the color was great. I also poked holes in the cake to pour the rest of the evaporated milk in the cake itself. I will try the whole recipie nest time.
Amazingly delicious cake. Moist and rich with the most incredible frosting I have ever tasted! I could just eat that by the spoonful. I made for my DD's birthday and she wants it every year now! Thank you . Ann