• 12servings
  • 60minutes
  • 910calories

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Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped

  2. 1/2 cup water

  3. 1 cup butter, softened

  4. 2 cups sugar

  5. 4 eggs, separated

  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  7. 2-1/2 cups cake flour

  8. 1 teaspoon baking soda

  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  10. 1 cup buttermilk


  12. 1-1/2 cups sugar

  13. 1-1/2 cups evaporated milk

  14. 3/4 cup butter

  15. 5 egg yolks, beaten

  16. 2 cups flaked coconut

  17. 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

  18. 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  19. ICING:

  20. 1 teaspoon shortening

  21. 2 ounces semisweet chocolate

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. German Chocolate Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home Line three greased 9-in. round baking pans with waxed paper. Grease waxed paper and set aside. In small saucepan, melt chocolate with water over low heat; cool.

  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 4 egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in melted chocolate and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.

  3. In a small bowl and with clean beaters, beat the 4 egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold a fourth of the egg whites into the creamed mixture; fold in remaining whites.

  4. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 24-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

  5. For frosting, in a small saucepan, heat the sugar, milk, butter and egg yolks over medium-low heat until mixture is thickened and golden brown, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Stir in the coconut, pecans and vanilla extract. Cool until thick enough to spread. Spread a third of the frosting over each cake layer and stack the layers.

  6. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth; drizzle over cake. Yield: 12 servings.


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