German Chocolate Cake

by Manuela Bussler -Sweeney
(Rochester N.Y.)

German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake

Everybody always told me they loved the German chocolate cake.

I always thought they meant a Chocolate Torte. Then they would tell me about it and I was confused. (That was when I was fairly new in the USA.)

One day in the baking aisle, I saw the green chocolate bar and it said it was German Chocolate. I researched the chocolate and the creator of it was called Samuel German. Now it made sense.

I loved the cake part because it's just so good. I just find frostings that would go well with it. The mascarpone frosting I saw on Sally's Blog I think it was. It sounded good so I went with it.

Ingredients:
1 pkg 4 0z Bakers German Sweet Chocolate
¾ butter
1½ cups of sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups of flour divided
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk

Instructions:
Heat oven to 350°F.

Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is well blended.

Add sugar; beat with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in vanilla.

Combine 1/2 cup flour, baking soda and salt. Add to chocolate mixture; mix well. Add remaining flour alternately with buttermilk, mixing well after each addition.

Spoon into 24 paper-lined muffin cups, or 2 9” pans lined with parchment paper

Bake 25 to 30 min. or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

FROSTING:
600ml of heavy cream beaten stiff.
add
2 8 oz containers of Mascarpone cheese( room temp)
on low speed until just blended with
1 cup + powdered sugar
And 1 tsp clear vanilla.

Decorate to your liking.

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Amazing German Chocolate Cake
by: Oma Gerhild

Manuela, your cake looks absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing this with us.

I'm looking forward to making this and will try to imitate your deco.

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creations with us!

Oma Gerhild

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