The Most Amazing German Chocolate Cake

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What happened to good old fashioned chocolate cake? Apparently the standard brownie recipe is still around and it’s good here at Full Time Chef, sure you all love it! While we’re still obsessed with the most amazing brownies, we’ve also come to realize that there are so many different types of brownies. Luckily, we’re here to help you explore the world of brownies.

Between devil’s food cake, red velvet, and German chocolate cake, it’s easy to get confused. Luckily, there are plenty of notable traits once you bite into them! German chocolate is easily recognizable by its coconut-pecan filling. While the chocolate cake itself is unbeatable, what really makes this cake the most amazing German chocolate cake ever is the filling!

Can I make German Chocolate Cake in a 9×13 pan?

Yes, you can! No changes needed! If you’d rather make it as a 9×13 cake than a 2 layer round cake, go for it!

Can I use milk instead of buttermilk?

We recommend using buttermilk for best results. Luckily, it’s really easy to make a buttermilk substitute! Just add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar to milk and let it sit for 5 minutes. look! cheese!

Dairy-free options:

You can of course make this cake dairy free. Replace milk or buttermilk by adding 2 tablespoons of white vinegar to your favorite plant-based milk. Soy, almond, and oat milk are all good options. Let stand for 5 minutes before using. For the icing, use dairy-free icing.

Gluten-free options:

This recipe has not been tested with any of the many gluten-free substitutes and substitutions available. If you want to try this recipe with a gluten-free substitute, we recommend using a gluten-free flour blend designed to directly replace an equal amount of all-purpose flour.

Egg substitutes:

There are several options that work well when replacing eggs in cakes.

  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt per egg
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar + 1 teaspoon baking powder, whisked together for each egg
  • 1/4 cup mashed bananas per egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce per egg

Cream: optional?

German Chocolate Cake can be served with or without cream. The important elements needed for this cake are the brownie itself and the coconut pecan filling. Chocolate buttercream can be used for icing and decoration around the outer edges of the cake, but not between the tiers or on top of the cake. Whether or not to add chocolate cream to your German Chocolate Cake is a matter of personal preference.