German Chocolate Cake

A variation of chocolate cake, German chocolate cake is layered and topped typically with a coconut-pecan frosting. This rich, scrumptious dessert began its rise to popularity in the late 1950s.

See Popular German Chocolate Cake Recipes
Total: 1 hr 5 mins

Swoon Over German Chocolate Cake

Take a bite of German chocolate cake and you have a whole new idea of what a cake can be. The rich, moist layers of chocolate cake are good enough to stand on their own, but once they're slathered with a thick coat of gooey caramel icing studded with pecans and coconut, it's game over. But don't pull out your lederhosen just yet.

German Chocolate Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

This chocolate cake with coconut-pean topping deserves special attention. Cakes require accurate oven temperatures to bake to perfection. Check oven temperatures occasionally. In too-hot ovens, cakes may develop tunnels and cracks. Too-cool oven cause cakes to become coarse.

Black Forest Trifle

The Food Channel

This traditional German Black Forest Cake is made with fresh whipped cream and is decadently rich and juicy.

Pecan-Laced German Chocolate Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate is the star of this dessert recipe, but coffee is a key ingredient because it deepens the flavor of the chocolate.

German-Chocolate Pound Cake

Taste of the South
Total: 1 hr 20 mins

Love Note Cupcakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Malt Shop Cupcakes

Midwest Living

Shortcut German-Chocolate Cake

Midwest Living

Coconut, pecans and caramel make a sweet sauce for a twist on German chocolate cake.

How to Make Chocolate Cake

How can you not love a concoction that has names like Devil's Food or Chocolate Decadence? It's no wonder we give chocolate cake names that suggest naughtiness on our part. Whether you prefer traditional German chocolate, flourless dark chocolate or molten lava cakes with gooey centers, this treat can seem downright sinful--which is exactly why you should know how to make chocolate cake.

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Better Homes and Gardens

For a quick and easy shortcut, start with bakery cupcakes or prepare from a cake mix. Top each cupcake with a circle of frosty ice cream and the embellishments of your choice.

Chocolate Madness: 9 of Our Most Decadent Chocolate Cake Recipes

We always think of Marie Antoinette when we think of cake, particularly when we survey the likes of such delectable chocolate cake recipes as these. It was, after all, the queen of France who supposedly uttered the infamous words, "Let them eat cake," not too terribly long before she lost her head. And while we now know that she, in fact, probably didn't say such a thing at all, not to mention that "cake" isn't really an accurate translation, nevertheless there's a kind of delicious irony to the tale (literally, delicious): let us eat cake, indeed.

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Our Best Chocolate Cake Recipes

We've gathered our best chocolate cake recipes one unique recipe collection.

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This year, I'm getting the holiday entertaining tasks done early, by which all I mean is I'm writing this column, full of easy recipes for a bang-up Christmas party. Even my own, I hope. In my non-writing life, sadly, I don't get paid to meet deadlines.

Haute Chocolate: All-Chocolate Dresses Make for Sweet Fashion Show

If you're a chocoholic, then there wasn't anywhere else in the world to be last week than in the U.K. -- and specifically, London -- where National Chocolate Week was underway. There were evenings spent sampling award-winning sea-salted caramel chocolates near Kensal Green; an interactive film screening in Bloomsbury where audience members could munch chocolate popcorn and try chocolate recipes inspired by each film (oh, say, like 2000's Chocolat); and even an art gallery show in Camden where top street artists created work out of (you guessed it) chocolate.

How to Make Our Best-Ever Chocolate Cake

When you are craving a really good chocolate dessert reach for this recipe and make our best-ever chocolate cake. The rich creamy frosting makes this cake decadent.

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