German Chocolate Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 round

    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2009

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Some American versions of this cake contain coconut and walnuts, but this version is so rich and chocolaty that these additions aren’t really needed. This cake is traditionally served with a coconut and pecan filling; I suggest instead chocolate or vanilla buttercream. While the finished cake is nothing like a pound cake, the steps are very similar. Butter is beaten with sugar and egg yolks. A mixture of melted chocolate and sour cream is then added to the egg yolk mixture. The egg whites a