German Chocolate Sauce

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Bayhill

This warm, silky sauce is perfect over ice cream or pound cake. Be sure to use "sweet" baking chocolate, not semisweet or unsweetened.

Top Review by pamela t.

Excellent chocolate sauce. I used it on pound cake and ladyfingers. Made for Football Pool 2013

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup butter (do not substitute margarine)
  • 1 (4 ounce) package sweet baking chocolate (like German's Sweet Chocolate. Do NOT use semisweet or unsweetened chocolate)
  • 1 12 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk (NOT sweetened condensed milk)


  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly until melted.
  2. Stir in sugar, vanilla, salt, and milk; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook 7 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Serve warm over ice cream or pound cake.
  4. Note: This sauce can be reheated in the microwave oven on Medium (50% power). The amount of time will vary with the amount of sauce being reheated.

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