This is a very easy German chocolate sheet cake recipe. It is made with almonds and lots of chocolate of course. My best moist chocolate cake recipe is called Schokoladenbrot in Germany which means chocolate bread.
This is a great German easy chocolate cake to use for kids parties. Just decorate the top with sprinkles and it will be eaten in no time.
250g grated dark chocolate
250g grated almonds
150g apricot jam
For the chocolate icing
150g dark chocolate
80ml condensed milk
1 dessert spoon honey
For 1 baking sheet
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C. Put the butter and half of the sugar in a bowl and beat together with a hand mixer until creamy. Separate the eggs and mix the egg yolks gradually into the mixture.
Beat the egg whites with 3 dessert spoons sugar until creamy. Then add the remaining sugar and beat until stiff. Mix together the grated chocolate, almonds and flour mix into the butter mixture. Then carefully fold in the egg white mixture.
Place the mixture evenly on a sheet baking tray (lined with baking paper) and smooth flat with a knife. Bake in the bottom half of the oven for about 40-45 minutes until light brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool. When cold, spread over the apricot jam.
To make the icing: Finely chop the dark chocolate and place in a metal bowl with the condensed milk and honey. Melt over a pan of hot water. Brush the chocolate icing over the cake and leave to harden.
To serve, cut the sheet cake into squares. Continually dip your knife into hot water to ease cutting of the cake.
If liked, once you have coated the cake with the icing, decorate with candied fruits, hazelnuts or pistachios.
It is a great cake to freeze for later. Just cut into squares, wrap appropriately and pop into the freezer. When guests are expected, take out as much as you need and let the cake defrost. You can also freeze the whole cake, as I have often done to use and decorate at a later date. Great if you want to get organized, in advance, for a birthday party.
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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