Finished with an amazing ganache, this Best Fudgy Chocolate Cake is coming at you just in time for your Easter feast! This recipe is grain free, paleo, and dairy free -but full of the chocolatey flavor it deserves! Our family prefers a gooey, brownie-like cake over a light and crumbly chocolate cake. I poured chocolate ganache over after cooling and served it straight out of the pan.
However, I made this as a six inch layer cake (used the original recipe up there, just in 2 6-inch rounds) with plain whipped cream (touch of vanilla and sugar) as the frosting for my 3 year old’s birthday. The term German chocolate cake” was first mentioned in The New Practical Housekeeping by Estelle Wilcox (Minneapolis, 1890), a supplement to her classic 1877 Buckeye Cookery.
I have made similar with cake mix using club soda or seltzer..this is a good alternative if you don’t want the artificial sweetners and you still lose all the fat/calories fromt the eggs and oil. In a 2-quart saucepan, stir the egg yolks, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter, the evaporated milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla until well mixed.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shelly5555 from I love sweets, but this cake was over the top too sweet for me. I love sweets, but this cake was over the top too sweet for me. It was very tender and looked spectacular presented in a beautiful cake dish. I made this cake for my daughters 19th birthday recently with the Choc Ganache icing and it was a HIT!!!
Super easy to make and works well made the day before and decorated for kids birthdays. I’m wondering about beating vigorously for a minute, after adding the flour, as I understand this makes the cake tough. Cool on a wire rack and when completely cold, ice with either Chelsea Chocolate Icing Sugar or make your favourite with Chelsea Icing Sugar.