You need to give this recipe a try, I’m telling you! Have a blessed day, friends. Enjoy!
For the cake:
3/4 c butter (1 1/2 sticks)
1 1/4 c dark cocoa powder
1 c brewed coffee (Or any liquid. I guess some people are against adding coffee, but it just brings out the flavour of the chocolate.)
2 c milk (I used coconut milk)
1 1/2 c brown sugar
1 1/2 c white sugar
3 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 tbsp vanilla
2 1/4 c all-purpose flour (or rice flour for gluten-free)
1 tsp baking soda
3 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
For the German chocolate frosting:
1 c brown sugar
1 c evaporated milk
3 Egg yolks
1/2 c butter (1 stick)
3 tsp vanilla
3 c Sweetened Flaked Coconut
1 1/2 c pecans (lightly toasted in the oven or a pan on the stove)
For the milk chocolate frosting:
2 c chopped Milk Chocolate or milk chocolate chips
2 sticks butter, softened
5 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
5 c powdered sugar
3-6 tbsp milk
Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Line with parchment paper three 8-inch pans, then apply with cooking spray.
Step 3: Place a saucepan on the stove and add the cocoa and butter. Turn the heat to medium and allow the mixture to melt.
Step 4: Add the milk and coffee. Whisk until well mixed.
Step 5: Add the eggs, vanilla, and sugars. Whisk until well mixed.
Step 6: Add the baking powder, flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until well mixed.
Step 7: Transfer the mixture into the prepared pans.
Step 8: Place them inside the preheated oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting it in the middle.
Step 9: Remove from the oven and allow them to cool at room temperature.
Step 10: In a small mixing bowl, add the butter, yolks, sugar, and milk. Beat until well mixed.
Step 11: Place a saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to low. Add the butter mixture. Whisk and cook until thick.
Step 12: Add the pecans, vanilla, and coconut. Stir until just mixed. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool completely.
Step 13: Place the chocolate inside the microwave and heat until melted completely.
Step 14: Add the butter and beat until well blended.
Step 15: Add the vanilla and cocoa powder. Beat until well mixed.
To Assemble the Cake:
Step 1: Top the filled centre layers with the chocolate frosting.
Step 2: Frost the sides as well with the milk-chocolate mixture.
Step 3: Serve and enjoy!