The famous Bakers German chocolate cake recipe is, in fact, not German after all.
The chocolate cake originates from Dallas, Texas. In 1852 an American by the name of Sam German developed a baking chocolate bar for the Baker's Chocolate Company. This chocolate bar was used in a recipe for a moist chocolate cake and the German chocolate cake was born.
I sourced my German chocolate cake recipe from a friend who lived in the USA for a number of years. I hope you enjoy this Bakers German chocolate cake recipe.
This German chocolate cake is very easy to make and the end result is worth it.
1 pkg (4oz) Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate
3/4 cup of butter or margarine
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla flavouring
2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Microwave the chocolate and butter in a large bowl on high for 2 minutes until melted. If you don't have a microwave you can melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.
Add the sugar to the melted chocolate and butter and stir well. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating by hand or with an electric mixer. Make sure the eggs are well blended. Add the vanilla and mix. Add half of the flour, the baking powder and salt and mix well. Add the remaining flour alternately with buttermilk, beating after each addition until thoroughly mixed.
Pour the cake mixture into a well greased 13x9-inch baking pan.
Bake the cake for 50 minutes. Test with a toothpick to check if cake is cooked. Cool in the pan for 10 mins and then remove and cool on a wire rack. Frost the German chocolate cake with Coconut-Pecan Filling and Frosting.
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Zachary - USA
Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!
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