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Old Fashioned German Chocolate Sheet Cake

Old Fashioned German Chocolate Sheet Cake

Looking for a delicious German Chocolate Sheet Cake? This is so much more than just a chocolate cake. One bite and you will think you are in heaven.

Old Fashioned German Chocolate Sheet Cake

When it comes to a homemade Old Fashioned German Chocolate Sheet Cake, you have to have a German chocolate cake recipe. From the icing to the cake to the toppings, German Chocolate Sheet Cake is a must-have recipe.

Old Fashioned German Chocolate Sheet Cake

Rich and creamy, sweet and crunchy, this is a recipe you have to try. From the first bite to the last, the flavors are amazing.

Old Fashioned German Chocolate Sheet Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 40-45 minutes | Servings: 12

Ingredients:

For the cake:

4 oz. German sweet baker’s chocolate

½ C. Water

2 C. All-purpose flour

2 tsp. Baking soda

1 C. Buttermilk

4 large eggs separated

1 ¾ Sugar

1 C. Butter unsalted and softened

2 tsp. Vanilla extract

For the icing:

12 Tbsp. Butter unsalted

1 Can Evaporated milk

1 ½ C. Sugar

4 large egg yolks

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

7 oz. Shredded sweetened coconut

1 ½ C. Chopped pecans

How to make Old Fashioned German Chocolate Sheet Cake:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2. Place the baker’s chocolate and water into a microwave-safe bowl, and heat at 30-second intervals until completely melted.

Step 3. Add the egg whites to a mixing bowl, beat until stiff peaks are formed, and set aside.

Step 4. In a mixing bowl, beat together the 1 cup butter, 1 ¾ cup sugar, and egg yolks until well combined.

Step 5. Mix the chocolate and vanilla into the butter and sugar mixture.

Step 6. Add the flour, baking soda, and buttermilk into the mixing bowl, and beat on high until combined.

a. Adding baking soda

b. Adding flour

c. Adding buttermilk 

Step 7. Fold the egg whites into the batter mixture.

Step 8. Layer the batter into a 9×13 well-greased baking dish.

Step 9. Bake 40-45 minutes until cooked through.

Step 10. While the cake is baking, add 12 tbsp butter, evaporated milk, 1 ½ c. sugar, 4 egg yolks, and 1 tsp vanilla extract to a saucepan over medium heat on the stove. Continue to whisk and cook for 10-12 minutes until thickened.

a. Adding all ingredients 

b. Whisk and cook for 10-12 minutes until thickened

Step 11. Remove the sauce mixture from the heat and stir in the coconut and pecans.

Step 12. Let the cake cool to room temperature and spread the icing mixture on top before serving.

Yum!

German Chocolate Sheet Cake

Enjoy!

German Chocolate Sheet Cake

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Old Fashioned German Chocolate Sheet Cake

Old Fashioned German Chocolate Sheet Cake

Old Fashioned German Chocolate Sheet Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 4 oz. German sweet baker’s chocolate
  • ½ C. Water
  • 2 C. All purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 C. Buttermilk
  • 4 Large eggs separated
  • 1 ¾ Sugar
  • 1 C. Butter unsalted and softened
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla extract

For the icing:

  • 12 Tbsp. Butter unsalted
  • 1 Can Evaporated milk
  • 1 ½ C. Sugar
  • 4 Large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 7 oz. Shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 ½ C. Chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the baker’s chocolate and water into a microwave safe bowl, and heat at 30 second intervals until completely melted.
  3. Add the egg whites to a mixing bowl, beat until stiff peaks are formed and set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat together the 1 cup butter, 1 ¾ cup sugar and egg yolks until well combined.
  5. Mix the chocolate and vanilla into the butter and sugar mixture.
  6. Add the flour, baking soda and buttermilk into the mixing bowl, and beat on high until combined.
  7. Fold the egg whites into the batter mixture.
  8. Layer the batter into a 9x13 well greased baking dish.
  9. Bake 40-45 minutes until cooked through.
  10. While the cake is baking, add 12 tbsp butter, evaporated milk, 1 ½ c. sugar, 4 egg yolks and 1 tsp vanilla extract to a saucepan over medium heat on the stove. Continue to whisk and cook for 10-12 minutes until thickened.
  11. Remove the sauce mixture from the heat and stir in the coconut and pecans.
  12. Let the cake cool to room temperature and spread the icing mixture on top before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 738Total Fat: 50gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 223mgSodium: 389mgCarbohydrates: 62gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 4gSugar: 42gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 12g

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