German Chocolate Cake
  • 4ounces chopped or grated organic chocolate
  • 1/2cup boiling water
  • 1cup raw or organic butter, softened
  • 2cups maple sugar
  • 4 pastured or organic eggs, yolks separated from whites
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2cups sprouted white wheat flour
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2teaspoon sea salt
  • 1cup + 3 tablespoons whole organic buttermilk
Frosting (double this recipe to frost sides of cake):
  • 1cup light organic or raw cream
  • 1cup coconut sap sugar or muscavado
  • 3 pastured or organic egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2cup raw or organic butter
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3cups flaked organic coconut
  • 1cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter and flour 3 round cake pans.
  3. Line each with wax paper or natural parchment.
  4. Place chopped or grated chocolate in a small glass or ceramic bowl.
  5. Add boiling water and stir until melted. Set aside to cool.
  6. In a large bowl mix butter with sugar until fluffy. Slowly add egg yolks and blend well.
  7. Add melted chocolate and vanilla and blend well.
  8. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt together.
  9. Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk to your batter, beginning and ending with flour.
  10. Blend until batter is smooth.
  11. In a clean glass or ceramic bowl beat egg whites until stiff peaks form (about 5 minutes).
  12. Fold the egg whites slowly into your cake batter. Don't stir or beat them in.
  13. Divide your batter between your prepared cake pans.
  14. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  15. Cool layers 15 minutes before removing to cooling rack.
  16. Slowly remove the wax paper from each inverted layer.
  1. In a heavy saucepan on medium heat, combine cream, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla.
  2. Stir until melted and continue stirring for 12 minutes.
  3. Stir in the coconut and toasted pecans.
  4. Remove frosting from heat and let cool until firm and easy to spread.
  5. Frost a layer and place another on top.
  6. Frost top of cake (and sides if frosting recipe doubled).
  7. You can refrigerate your iced cake for a couple of hours to hold the frosting in place, but it should be fine out of the refrigerator after that. Delicious!!