German Chocolate Cake

Serves : 12 to 18                            Time : 1 hr 30 min                              Difficulty : Medium
German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake

Already eaten while still hot!!!

Already eaten while still hot!!!

This is a rich moist chocolate cake which tastes great with or without a filling and frosting on top! I baked it today and before I knew it my grand children and their friends had swooped down and half the cake was gone. This in my aunt’s recipe which I started baking when I was 13 and it is almost foolproof. It is a great recipe for large gatherings. I usually serve it with whipped cream or ice cream without any filling or frosting. Delicious!!

Ingredients :

Cake –

1 cup cocoa powder

1 3/4 cups boiling water

3 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

1 cup butter

2/1/2 cups sugar

5 eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 – 2 tsp zest of orange (optional)

Orange flavored frosting and layering –

Heavy whipping cream

Orange juice

Zest of orange

Confectionery sugar



Directions :

  1. Pour over the boiling water on the cocoa powder. Stir well. Cover and let cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F
  3. Line a spring form 10 inch cake pan base with grease proof paper. If you wish to layer the cake, use 8 inch round pans – 3 or 4 pans which you line with grease proof paper.
  4. Sift salt,flour,baking soda & baking powder together and keep aside.
  5. Beat together butter, sugar and eggs till light and fluffy.
  6. Alternately add the flour mixture and cocoa mixture beginning and ending with flour. Continue beating between each addition of flour and cocoa, till the cake dough is completely mixed.
  7. Add the vanilla extract and zest if using.
  8. Pour into the 10 inch spring form pan or divide it amongst the 8 inch pans – 3 or 4 of them.
  9. Bake the 8 inch pans for 30 minutes or the 10 inch pan for 70 minutes, till a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  10. Cool on racks
  11. Beat the heavy whipping cream with confectionery sugar, orange juice and zest till thick.
  12. Layer and frost with the orange flavored cream


About gudkuk24

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3 Responses to German Chocolate Cake

  1. I loved your first line: already eaten while hot! 🙂


  2. Priti says:

    Yummy Preeti!! Sound really easy to make and moist and tasty. Will try it out soon 🙂


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