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German Sweet Chocolate Cake

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Category: Cakes, Chocolate

 Ingredients List

  • 4 oz Sweet Chocolate -- (German)
  • 1/2 c Boiling Water
  • 1 c Butter
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 4 Eggs -- separated
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • 2 c All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 ts Baking Soda
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 c Buttermilk
  • Coconut-Pecan Frosting-----
  • 12 oz Can
  • 1 1/2 c Sugar
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 3/4 c Butter
  • 1 1/2 ts Vanilla
  • 2 c Coconut Flakes
  • 1 1/2 c Pecans -- chopped
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Slightly Beaten


Melt chocolate in water; cool. Beat butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolks.
Stir in vanilla and chocolate. Mix flour, soda and salt. Beat into
chocolate mixture alternately with butter milk. Beat egg whites until stiff
peaks form; fold into batter. Pour into three 9-inch layer pans, lined on
bottoms with waxed paper. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until cake springs
back when lightly pressed in center. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pans,
finish cooling on racks. Spread Coconut-Pecan Frosting between layers and
over top of cake.

Coconut Pecan Frosting:

Combine evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla in saucepan.
Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in
coconut flakes and chopped pecans. Cool until thick enough to spread.

Makes 4-1/4 cups frosting. 12 servings.

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