With these German chocolate cake recipes, you can make chocolate cakes from scratch that taste Old World delicious. You will want to give these old fashioned chocolate kuchen recipes a try. Make dessert cakes that you will be proud to serve. Why not treat yourself to a large slice of homemade kuchen today?
Mary At The Farm and Book Of Recipes (1915)
1/2 cake of Baker's unsweetened chocolate (grated)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoonful vanilla
1/2 cup butter
1-1/2 to 2 cups flour
2 teaspoonfuls baking powder
Boil together chocolate, sugar and milk. Add butter and when cool add yolk of eggs; then the flour, flavoring and stiffly beaten whites of 2 eggs. Beat all thoroughly and bake in a loaf or layers till done.
Boil together 5 tablespoonfuls grated chocolate, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoonfuls milk, 1 egg. When the mixture begins to thicken and look creamy, spread on cake. If baked in layers, ice on top and between the two layers.
One cup of flour, 1 teaspoonful of baking powder and 1 cup of granulated sugar were sifted together. Two eggs were broken into a cup, also 1 large tablespoonful of melted butter. Fill up the cup with sweet milk, beat all ingredients well together. Flavor with vanilla and add 2 extra tablespoonfuls of flour to the mixture. Bake in two layer cake pans.
Place the following mixture between the two layers: 1/2 cup of grated chocolate, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup of liquid coffee. Cook together a short time until the consistency of thick cream, then spread between layers.
One-half cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of sweet milk and 1/2 cup of grated, unsweetened chocolate. Boil all together until thick as cream; allow it to cool.
Mix 1/2 cup of butter with 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Add two beaten eggs, 2/3 of a cup of sweet milk and vanilla flavoring to taste. Beat this into the boiled mixture and add 2 cups of flour sifted with 2 teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Bake in three layers and put together with chocolate icing, or cocoa filling.
Cocoa Cake Filling:
1-1/2 cups pulverized sugar
1 tablespoonful butter, melted
2-1/2 tablespoonfuls cocoa
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix to a smooth paste with cold coffee. Flavor with vanilla and spread on cake.
Six yolks of eggs and 1 cup sugar, creamed together. Beat about 15 minutes. Add 1 teaspoonful allspice, 1 teaspoonful cloves, 1 cup Baker's chocolate, which had been grated, melted and cooled; 1 cup stale rye bread crumbs, crushed fine with rolling-pin. Lastly, add the stiffly beaten whites of 6 eggs, a pinch of salt and 1/2 teaspoonful of baking powder sifted over the batter.
Put into a small cake pan and bake half an hour in a moderate oven. When eggs are cheap and plentiful and when you have left over rye bread, this is an economical cake, as no flour is used. It is a delicious and resembles an ordinary chocolate cake.
The German kuchen (cake) is famous for its delicious layers separated by a
delectable, sweet filling and in Mary's recipe above, the filling is a
creamy rich chocolate that's lightly flavored with coffee and vanilla.
And you'll want to make the chocolate loaf too — so simple, so delicious!
Traditional German cake recipes are easy to make and call for all-natural, ingredients. You'll love making them, and you'll love eating the cakes even more. They're chock full of goodness. Don't pass these up!