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German Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

Cake Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces German Sweet Chocolate 1 package
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup butter room temp.
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 each eggs separated
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup evaporated milk

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 each egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut flakes
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

For the Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  • In a saucepan over low heat melt chocolate with water. Cool.
  • In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Add egg yolks one at a time making sure fully incorporated before adding next egg.
  • Add chocolate mixture and vanilla to egg/sugar mixture mixing well.
  • In another mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk to the mixing bowl with the chocolate mixture.
  • In another mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into chocolate batter.
  • Spray (2) 9-inch baking pans with cooking spray. Divide batter evenly between the two pans.
  • Bake for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes and then remove onto cooling rack and cool completely.

For the Frosting:

  • Combine milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla i a saucepan. Heat and stir over medium heat until it melts and thickens up.
  • Remove from heat and stir in coconut and pecans.
  • Beat until frosting cools and reaches the desired consistency.
  • Once cakes are cool, set first cake on cake plate and top with 1/4 of the frosting.
  • Add second cake layer and frost top and sides with remaining icing.
  • Enjoy!