Homemade German Chocolate Cake

 

We softened the traditional German chocolate cake but kept the flavor in the layers of moist chocolate cake and sticky coconut-pecan frosting.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

1 tablespoon cake flour

½ cup unsweetened cocoa

1 ounce sweet baking chocolate

½ cup boiling water

1 cup granulated sugar

¾ cup packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, softened

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

¼ cup plain fat-free yogurt

2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

½ teaspoon coconut extract

2 large egg whites

2 ¼ cups sifted cake flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup low-fat buttermilk

Coconut-Pecan Frosting

Directions

✅ Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

✅ Step 2

Coat 3 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray, and dust with 1 tablespoon flour.

✅ Step 3

Combine cocoa and chocolate in a small bowl; add boiling water, stirring until chocolate melts. Set aside.

✅ Step 4

Combine sugars, butter, and oil in a large bowl, and beat at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 5 minutes). Add yogurt, extracts, and egg whites; beat well.

✅ Step 5

Lightly spoon sifted flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat in cocoa mixture.

✅ Step 6

Pour cake batter into prepared pans. Sharply tap pans once on counter to remove air bubbles. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes, and remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.

✅ Step 7

Place 1 cake layer on a plate; spread with 1/3 cup Coconut-Pecan Frosting, and top with another cake layer. Spread with 1/3 cup frosting, and top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Store cake loosely covered in refrigerator.

Nutrition 

Per Serving:

311 calories; calories from fat 27%; fat 9.2g; saturated fat 4.2g; mono fat 2.6g; poly fat 1.4g; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 52.7g; fiber 0.3g; cholesterol 35mg; iron 2.2mg; sodium 186mg; calcium 111mg.

ENJOY!!

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