GG Kitchen : Birthday Cake

Hello Sunday Reader! This Sunday I am sharing a very special birthday cake. My Mom always made for my Uncle. Since Mom not with us anymore it’s up to me to make this special cake- so Wish Me Luck…. Let’s Get Baking!! Lisa

German Cho cholate sheet cake

My always made this special cake in a sheet pan to fill our large family- Enjoy

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ▢4 ounces German sweet chocolate chopped
  • ▢½ cup oil
  • ▢½ cup  buttermilk
  • ▢1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • ▢4 large eggs
  • ▢1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ▢2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ▢2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ▢1 teaspoon  baking powder
  • ▢½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ▢¼ teaspoon salt


  • 3 egg yolks
  • ▢1 cup evaporated milk
  • ▢1 ½ cups brown sugar packed
  • ▢¼ cup butter
  • ▢1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ▢2 ½ cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • ▢1 ½ cups chopped pecans


  • To make the cake, preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9×13-inch metal baking pan. Set aside.
  • In a large, heat-proof bowl, add chopped chocolate.
  • Pour the boiling water over the chocolate, and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  • Stir until chocolate has melted and is combined with the water.
  • Add the oil, buttermilk, and sugar. Whisk until well-combined.
  • Whisk in the eggs and vanilla until well-combined.
  • Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in just until combined. Don’t overmix.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • To make the topping, add the egg yolks, milk, and brown sugar to a large saucepan.
  • Whisk until combined.
  • Add butter.
  • Heat saucepan over low heat.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, whisking regularly, until mixture has thickened.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Whisk in vanilla extract.
  • Add coconut and pecans, and stir in.
  • Let topping cool for 15 minutes.
  • Spread topping over cake, and let cool to room temperature before serving.

Decorating ideas:

If you are making this for a party here is some fun decorating ideas to try!

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