I am looking for a wonderful recipe for German Chocolate Cake. Any ideas?

German chocolate cake is usually chocolate cake with a caramel filling laced with nuts and coconut. Looking for a traditional recipe for a birthday party

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susan G. November 10, 2011
The cake is a recipe from German's Chocolate, which is now owned by Kraft. I just saw the chocolate on the supermarket shelf, and the Kraft website has the original recipe -- http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/original-bakers-germans-sweet-51120.aspx. It's so popular that there are many versions, as you see, but if you don't want to take chances, maybe you'd be best sticking with the source.
 
monkeymom November 10, 2011
This one is REALLY amazing. One of my favorite cakes of all time.
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Inside-Out-German-Chocolate-Cake-103202
 
aargersi November 12, 2011
I forgot about this - you recommended it to me last year and it is maybe the best cake I have ever made!
 
MaryMaryCulinary November 10, 2011
I made the filling from America's Test Kitchen via Leite's Culinaria and the cake from Rose's Heavenly Cakes. Here's the link to that combination, which was outstanding. http://marymaryculinary.blogspot.com/2011/04/german-chocolate-cake.html
 
sdebrango November 10, 2011
Here is a recipe, I have used only the icing recipe and its very good. I use my own recipe for chocolate cake although this one sounds very good.
http://www.joyofbaking.com/GermanChocolateCake.html
 
aeisenhowerturnbull November 10, 2011
interesting. I am a bit worried about the filling as its kind of a traditional thing. Making it for my father for his birthday, and don't want to disappoint!
 
Kristy M. November 10, 2011
There's this german chocolate cupcake recipe you might be able to adjust to make a whole cake. http://www.food52.com/recipes/2930_german_chocolate_layer_cake_cupcakes

And there are lots of chocolate cake recipes on the site:
http://www.food52.com/recipes/2930_german_chocolate_layer_cake_cupcakes
Maybe use a cake recipe you like and make your own coconut pecan frosting to fill and ice it with?
 
hardlikearmour November 10, 2011
This is not quite traditional, but close, and extremely delicious: http://www.bobbyflay.com/recipe.php?id=196
I've made it several times (though never made the coconut whipped cream component) and it's always a big hit.
 
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