Mother’s German Chocolate Cake

Recently, I was invited to be a blog contributor at Bakers’ Stock.  Since this happened on the same day I found my mother’s recipe for German Chocolate Cake, I quickly decided that this would be the feature recipe.  Mother would be pleased…wish she could see it!

Here is an excerpt from the guest post you can find at Bakers’ Stock blog:

My mother’s favorite word was WONDERFUL and she said it often in her last days. I often use that very word to describe one of my favorite desserts that my mother made…German Chocolate Cake. I was certain I had her recipe for this WONDERFUL, delectable cake, but hadn’t been able to find it. My sister and I recently looked through a box of recipes we had collected from mother’s kitchen and found a recipe for Royal Chocolate Cake and attached to it was a recipe titled Icing for German Chocolate Cake, so I figured this was what I needed to duplicate mother’s WONDERFUL German Chocolate Cake.

Read more at…Bakers’ Stock

Mother's German Chocolate Cake
Recipe type: Cake, Cupcakes
  • CAKE:
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup shortening
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3- 1 ounce squares German chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup nuts
  1. For cake, sift together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Add shortening and 1 cup milk. Mix until all flour is dampened then beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Add remaining milk, eggs, chocolate and vanilla. Beat 1 minute longer. *For cake, Pour batter into two 9 ½ inch round pans. Bake in 350° oven for 30 to 30 minutes. *For cupcakes, line 24 cupcake tins with paper liners. Bake in 350° oven for 20 minutes.
  2. For icing, in a medium saucepan, whisk together milk, sugar, egg yolks. Add margarine and heat until melted. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Continue at a boil, stirring constantly until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat. Whisk in vanilla. Stir in coconut and nuts.
  3. NOTE: Mother used pecans.



  1. Oh my, this looks delish! Love German chocolate cake. Thanks

  2. These look delicious, I hope I can try them out!

  3. Anything with Chocolate in the title and I’m all ears! Those look amazing! Happy SITS Day!

  4. These look wonderful…I haven’t had German Chocolate cake in years! Might be time to try it again!

  5. These look incredible! Can’t wait to try them out myself…Happy SITS Day!

  6. This German chocolate cake sounds wonderful! I love that you made cupcakes out of them – I live for cupcakes! Following you on Twitter and Pinterest. Hope you enjoy your SITS Day!

  7. I’m totally trying these, thank you! Happy SITS day!

  8. I love German chocolate cake. This looks so yummy. You sure made great choices to share on your SITS day. Thanks!

  9. German Chocolate Cake is one of my husband’s favorites. He loves the icing with coconut, too as it is in some recipes. Thanks for the talk of searching through recipes. I remember doing that with my daughters.

  10. I just made my mother’s German Chocolate Cake the other day…it brings back such great memories! I definitely want make them as cupcakes next time!

  11. Of all my mom’s baking recipes, GCC was my fave. I’ll try to try your mom’s too!

  12. I’m putting this on my Evernote!!!! It looks delicious Jennice visiting from SITS!

  13. Oh my!!! My pregnant self has just gone crazy!!!! This sounds amazing!! I’ll be trying this sometime this week. Thank you soooo much for sharing your mother’s German chocolate cake!!

    Visiting from SITS

  14. cute foil cups. happy sits day.


  15. oh wow, I LOVE german chocolate cake…but it never even occurred to me that I could make it from scratch. my family thanks you!
    ♡ Jill

  16. Yum. German chocolate cake it my fav chocolate cake. Pinning 🙂


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