German chocolate cake is not exactly German but it is named for the type of chocolate that was originally used in the cake called “German’s Chocolate”. So really it’s just a brand name. Truly, you can use any type of cocoa powder that you prefer. Just keep in mind, the better your cocoa powder, the better your cake will taste.
The classic taste of this cake actually comes from the buttermilk
This cake simply MUST be paired with the Coconut Pecan Filling.
Makes one 8″ round cake which may or may not be enough to feed about one person (or maybe that’s just me).
This is a video for how to mix my vanilla cake but the same mixing instructions apply to the chocolate cake. Just combine the cooled chocolate mixture with your liquid ingredients and follow exactly for a perfectly delish cake!