My son wanted German Chocolate cake for his birthday and while I’ve never made one, I knew just the person to teach me. It felt like my Granny was in the kitchen with my daughter and I as we followed her hand-written instructions. I’m fairly certain she got a few laughs up in Heaven, but hopefully she was proud in the end.
What’s your favorite dessert your Granny or special person made you?
Granny’s Best German Chocolate Cake
My Granny Grace made the best everything – including this classic german chocolate cake.
Mix German chocolate with ½ cup boiling water, set aside. Cream sugar & butter until smooth. Add egg yolks to mixture. Add soda and salt to sifted flour. Begin adding flour and buttermilk alternately to butter mixture, starting and ending with flour. Then add German chocolate mixture. Beat egg whites and fold into cake batter. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Use 3, 9” cake pans greased and floured.
Melt sugar, milk and butter together in saucepan over medium high heat until begins to thicken. Add egg yolks and stir until thick and light brown. (10-15 minutes). Take off heat, add vanilla, coconut and pecans. Stir and cool before putting on cool cake layers.