She writes for publications including Saveur and Better Homes & Gardens, and appears regularly on three network morning shows. In fact, the recipe for it was first published in a Texas newspaper– The Dallas Morning News. I am excited about doing so because it seems like an excellent recipe! 7. Mix well like you’re mixing a batter. One question - what are the dimensions of the cookie sheet? Depending on my mood and whom I am making the cake for, I either keep the cinnamon in the batter or eliminate it. You will NOT regret it! your site looks nice, though. This was amazing! I was able to make this for a church weekend event and this cake does not and did not---- disappoint! So, here’s our play on the Texan origins of this cake. Love the comment. LOVE this icing!!! Remove the pan from the heat and pour the mixture through a fine sieve set over a large bowl. Bring water, butter and cocoa to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Then pour that water in to the bowl you will use for the final mixing step. Grease and flour three 9-inch cake pans, then line them with waxed paper, cut to fit. Grease and flour the waxed paper or spray with Bakers … Plus, this is the cake that I always make for a crowd, as you can cut it into as many as 48 pieces. 1. Spray the half sheet pan with baking spray. Add the butter mixture to the sugar mixture and blend thoroughly. Stir constantly for about 12 minutes until thickened. Remove from oven and cool. Remove from the heat. If you are in a hurry to make it you can try this method: Fill a 9 x 13" pan with water to the thinnest level of raw dough you think will make a decent cake (take in to account that it will rise). I can’t feel too bad about my blunder because Lady Bird Johnson, who is actually from Texas, made the same mistake. But switching up your side dishes can bring a refreshing change to a classic comfort food dish. Your email address will not be published. I wanted to … To be time-efficient, first make the frosting, then use the refrigeration time to prepare, bake, and cool the cake. I wanted to make a German chocolate sheet cake for a family reunion, but couldn't find a recipe I liked. Slowly add to boiled mixture (so you don’t cook the eggs), and then add to dry ingredients to form a thin batter. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens. No one wants wasted ingredients. Go figure. The chocolate was named after two guys who weren’t even German (or bakers). This looks DIVINE! First let me say, I hope all is well with you. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and lightly tap the pan down on the counter to make sure the batter is evenly distributed and to remove excess air bubbles. Beat German chocolate cake mix and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer 3 to 4 minutes or until creamy. I am seasoned baker but even I am cautious. However, it needed a 'winner' under it. Pinning! Which is true. © 2020 Chef in Training. German Chocolate Cake was originally called German’s Chocolate Cake–named after Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate that was the main chocolate component in the cake. Thanks, y’all! Spread on top of cooled cake. Moist, the color is spot on (you know that what I call 'weird brown color' that Germans have after baking) but the flavor...that's where it's at!!! In a large bowl, whisk the flour, granulated sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt together. Place the evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter, vanilla, and salt in a medium-size heavy saucepan. I made this for my dad for his birthday and it was so amazing! I looked at her other sheet cake recipes and the instructions said, "Pour into a greased 15x10x1 inch cookie sheet". While I’m not able to respond to every comment, I try hard to answer any questions that haven’t been addressed in the post, recipe or in other comments.I can tell you now 1) I have no idea if you can substitute Minute Rice or brown rice in my recipes because I’ve never used them and 2) If I know how to convert a recipe to a Crock Pot version, I will make a note about it (otherwise, I don’t know).And though I may not respond to them all, I do read each and every comment and I LOVE to hear from you guys! It makes no difference to me what the name is–Texas or German, it’s delicious! Any recipe that calls for three or two layers, I just bake it as a sheet cake in this size pan. Remove from heat and add coconut and pecans. 2. 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She is the author of three cookbooks and the founder of If you're looking for a simple recipe to simplify your weeknight, you've come to the right place--easy dinners are our specialty. Elizabeth Karmel is the executive chef of Hill Country Barbecue Market in New York City and Washington, D.C., and New York City's Hill Country Chicken. Bring to a boil. Place the 8 tablespoons butter, 6 tablespoons cocoa, and whole milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the butter-cocoa mixture and stir well. This cake certainly stepped up to the task. Nutrition © Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. Made this tonight and am patiently waiting for the 2-hour rest time to pass. Thanks. Meanwhile, mix flour, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl. I just gave you the biggest virtual hug :). I'm unsure about the pan size - and the height of the sides of the pan, too. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe German Chocolate Cake Mix. Required fields are marked *. Stir and continue cooking until chocolate is almost melted, about 30 seconds longer. The frosting will set up fine. I debated whether or not to offer the original German chocolate cake recipe in this book or the recipe that I use when I make it for friends and family. Be the first to review this recipe. Add the powdered sugar (sift if you want the frosting perfectly smooth). Bring butter, cocoa and milk to a boil over medium heat. For an easy supper that you can depend on, we picked out some of our tried-and-true favorites that have gotten us through even the busiest of days. Recipe by gailanng. Texas! Sorry about that! Some bakers consider sheet pans to be anywhere from 13 x 9 x ......2 (which I do not by the way) to 26 x 18. Blend in melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. 1 (18.25-ounce) package German chocolate cake mix, 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk. MyRecipes is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation All Rights Reserved. I’m a huge German/Texas chocolate cake fan. Set aside. Cake does not have to be completely cool to top with icing but you don’t want it to be hot from the oven either. Add the coconut and pecans and beat until slightly cooled and easy to spread. When you updated this post with the pan size it was right on time! Add the egg mixture to the flour, mixing gently until well combined. So at least they were in the right state where the German Chocolate Cake originated. Mix in the coconut and chopped pecans. Photographs by Stephen Hamilton. Thank you. Before....before I start....crying and...and pass out. You saved German Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake with Coconut-Pecan Frosting to your. Preparation: Preheat oven to 350°. Amount is based on available nutrient data. i don't know where in the south you're from, but in oklahoma, a 9 x 13 is NOT a sheet cake. If you have never made a cake before and love chocolate, this is the cake that you should bake. I'm fixing to make it again tomorrow for Grandparent's day! What size pan did you use?? Turns out, German Chocolate Cake isn’t the slightest bit German. Whisk until smooth. Sorry about that! I used 15x10x1 inch baking sheet. Most people won't think twice about serving basic cornbread when is on the table. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Beat buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, … Sounds so yum!! To an excited beginning Baker-- this could mean the difference between pushing on and giving up on trying their hand again at baking. Spread over cake. The Coconut Pecan Frosting on top adds a richness and flavor that will blow you mind! a sheet cake is made on a baking sheet, 11 x 17 inches. Let icing cool 5 minutes then spread over cake. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Girlfriend, I'm gonna try this. Spray a 15x10x1 inch baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside. Oh, German Chocolate Cake, how I love you. I bake every cake recipe in it and do not adjust the recipe. I like it both ways. Appreciate this shortcut option to Germans Chocolate Cake. Note: The consistency of sour milk is the same as the consistency of regular milk with a few little curdles on top. Just curious! The time needed to prepare the icing will give the cake time to cool enough. Beat German chocolate cake mix and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer 3 to 4 minutes or until creamy. Hi! Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until stiff peaks form. is part of the Allrecipes Food Group. Make this in the sheet pan or more traditionally in round cake pans. An easy weeknight recipe and more, delivered once a week. Your cake looks absolutely amazing, but when I've baked German Chocolate Cakes in the past I've always used eggs yolks for the icing to help thicken the icing. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. :( i came here hoping to find out how to make a sheet german chocolate cake. This looks amazing! Bring to just under a boil, stirring to melt the butter and blend the mixture. In a medium sauce pan, combine butter, water, German Chocolate baking chocolate and shortening.