German Chocolate Cake

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Preparation info

  • Yield:

    1

    ( 8 Inch ) Cake
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Baked: New Frontiers in Baking

Baked

By Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

Published 2008

  • About

There is a lot of Lore and Misinformation that Surrounds the History of the German Chocolate Cake. Suffice it to say, the cake has nothing to do with Germany and a lot to do with a waxy, sugary chocolate that goes by the brand name Baker’s German Chocolate. Our version of German Chocolate Cake is really an update. We used a better-quality chocolate, increased the sugar a bit, and toyed with the amount of buttermilk until we got a moist, dense crumb. We also kept the sides and top of the cak