German Sweet Chocolate Cake


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This is a simple cake to make, even though you make it from scratch – no box included – you'll taste the difference.

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  • 1 pkg. Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate
  • 1/2 C. boiling water
  • 1 C. butter or other shortening
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 4 egg yolks, unbeaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 C. Swans Down Sifted Cake Flour
  • 1 C. buttermilk
  • 4 egg whites, stiffly beaten

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Melt chocolate in boiling water. Cool. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time and beat well after each. Add melted chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Sift together salt, soda, and flour. Add alternately with buttermilk to chocolate mixture, beating well. Beat until smooth. Fold in beaten egg whites. Pour into 3 8- or 9-inch cake layer pans, lining the bottoms with paper. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for 30-40 minutes; cool. Frost tops only.

Reviews (2)

  • This recipe does not include how much soda and salt to use.

    Flag as inappropriate nonna08  |  November 18, 2008

  • This is the first cake I have ever made that did not come from a box. This recipe does need some tweeking. I did not realize that I had not put any baking soda in it until too late. Does anyone have a recommended quantity to use?

    Flag as inappropriate mariamathis  |  July 5, 2007

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