National German Chocolate Cake Day - wishesdb

The National German Chocolate Cake Day does not, as the name suggests, refer to the German chocolate cake or a corresponding recipe. Rather, the Americans dedicated June 11 to their compatriot Samuel German. He lived from 1802 to 1888 and invented the sweet dark pastry in 1852 and recorded the recipe for posterity.

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National German Chocolate Cake Day – German Chocolate Cake Recipe


For the chocolate cake

  • 250g margarine
  • 300g sugar
  • 5 eggs {separated}
  • 200ml hot coffee
  • 100ml buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 200g dark couverture
  • 400g flour
  • 100g baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • a pinch of salt

For the filling

  • 200g sugar
  • 120g butter
  • 300ml condensed milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 100g walnuts
  • 100g desiccated coconut

For the chocolate cream

  • 400g dark couverture
  • 600ml cream
  • 100g butter

That’s how it’s done

  1. For the batter, stir the margarine, sugar and egg yolk until frothy. Pour in the vanilla extract, melt the couverture and stir in both. Sift the flour, baking powder, a pinch of salt and baking cocoa together. Mix hot coffee with buttermilk. Alternately add flour mixture and coffee buttermilk to the dough. Beat the egg white and fold into the cake batter {do not beat, otherwise the “fluffiness” will flutter}.
  2. Grease 2 baking pan and Flour and the insulation method bake at 180 degrees about 45-60 minutes depending on the oven {}. The insulation method I use very happy because this does not constitute a bump in the middle and the cake bakes evenly. Let the cake cool completely after baking.
  3. For the filling, bring the condensed milk with sugar, butter, egg yolks and vanilla extract to the boil and allow to thicken. When the consistency is firmer, add desiccated coconut and walnuts. Pour the filling into a bowl, let it cool down a bit and put it in the fridge for 2 hours.
  4. For the chocolate cream couverture, cream and butter briefly bring to the boil and allow to melt. Put the cream in a tall container, let it cool down a little and put it in the fridge for 3 hours.
  5. Cut the cooled cake 2 to 3 times across, separate from each other and stack alternately with the filling. Attention: No filling is yet painted on the top decal. Save some filling for last. Then cut the edges straight down with a long kitchen knife, so that a nice, round cake is created.
  6. Beat the chocolate cream with a hand mixer and smear it thickly on the sides of the cake. Leave out the top cover. Smooth everything out with a warm knife. With the rest of the cream and a piping bag, sprinkle little caps around the edge.
  7. Put the rest of the filling in the middle and chill the cake for 1 hour.
National German Chocolate Cake Day - German Chocolate Cake Recipe - wishesdb
National German Chocolate Cake Day – German Chocolate Cake Recipe

My advice

It is best to spread the creation of this cake over two days. On the first day you bake the cake, let it cool down and cover it with cling film overnight. That way it doesn’t dry out. Make the filling and the cream and let them cool down in the fridge overnight. The next day you can then share, fill and decorate the cake.

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