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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hardlikearmour
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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Kristy Mucci
Kristy Mucci 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...

And there are lots of chocolate cake recipes on the site:
http://www.food52.com/recipes...
Maybe use a cake recipe you like and make your own coconut pecan frosting to fill and ice it with?

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aeisenhowerturnbull
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!

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sdebrango
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

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MaryMaryCulinary
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

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monkeymom
monkeymom November 10, 2011

This one is REALLY amazing. One of my favorite cakes of all time.
http://www.epicurious.com...

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aargersi
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!

susan g
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.

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