German Chocolate Cake

"This is the perfect German Chocolate Cake"
photo by carolbygrace photo by carolbygrace
photo by carolbygrace
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
1 9inch3layer cake




  • Filling: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook stirring for 1-2 minutes more.
  • Let filling cool until spreadable.
  • Will keep 1 week in refrigerator.
  • Soften before using.
  • Spread filling between cake layers and on top of cake.
  • Ice sides with very soft ganache.
  • Coat sides with pecans.

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  1. 5 stars from the person whose birthday was the reason for this cake -- but in honesty I have to give it lower stars. The flavor, the moistness, everything lived up to expectations, but the recipe was very difficult to follow. There are problems I had with the cake recipe on my review there, but also the frosting seemed too sugary for my sweet tooth. I think the problem was that it moved past the thick stage into a watery stage again. I mean I think I let it boil just a little too long, but without another test for doneness it was hard to tell. I do recommend the recipe, and undoubtedly will be asked to do it again, because it was a hit!
  2. Om nom nom!
  3. I have made this cake twice now, and both times it was a hit! I made it for my boyfriend's birthday and then my daughter requested this cake for her birthday as well. I can foresee making this cake again many times in the future. The ganache is a little tricky, but with some patience it comes out beautifully! I've submitted pictures of both cakes, hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I did making them! Thanks to Courtly for sharing this recipe! It's a decadent cake!
  4. I'm our official "family baker" so birthday cakes and desserts for family get-togethers are always my department. For years, all my brother said regarding what he wanted for his birthday cake was "Make sure it's death by chocolate." He loves coconut, so I tried this recipe for his b'day in 2006. And this, I'm happy to report, has now become his "official" birthday cake. The cake is great, but I'll be honest, the filling....OMG...I could eat the entire thing without any cake at all. LOL
  5. My husband and father in law has always wanted German Choc for their birthdays. This si now their favoritte, and very easy to follow. It did seem to make more than enough frosting..but they all smiled as they ate up !! kudos' you !



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