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GERMAN SWEET CHOCOLATE CAKE Recipe

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This recipe for GERMAN SWEET CHOCOLATE CAKE, by , is from The WOODY Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
MERIBETH (MOLENKAMP) RUSTICUS
Added: Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 PKG. (4 OZ.) BAKER'S GERMAN'S SWEET CHOCOLATE
1/2 C. WATER
2 C. FLOUR
1 TSP. BAKING SODA
1/4 TSP. SALT
1 C. (2 STICKS) MARGARINE OR BUTTER, SOFTENED
2 C. SUGAR
4 EGG YOLKS
1 TSP. VANILLA
1 C. BUTTERMILK
4 EGG WHITES

Directions:
Directions:
HEAT OVEN TO 350. LINE BOTTOM OF 3 (9 IN.) ROUND CAKE PANS WITH WAX PAPER. MICROWAVE CHOCOLATE AND WATER IN LARGE MICROWAVABLE BOWL ON HIGH 1 1/2 TO 2 MINUTES OR UNTIL CHOCOLATE IS COMPLETELY MELTED. MIX FLOUR, BAKING SODA AND SALT; SET ASIDE. BEAT MARGARINE AND SUGAR IN LARGE BOWL WITH ELECTRIC MIXER ON MEDIUM SPEED UNTIL LIGHT AND FLUFFY. ADD EGG YOLKS, 1 AT A TIME, BEATING WELL AFTER EACH ADDITION. STIR IN CHOCOLATE MIXTURE AND VANILLA. ADD FLOUR MIXTURE ALTERNATELY WITH BUTTERMILK, BEATING AFTER EACH ADDITION UNTIL SMOOTH. BEAT EGG WHITES IN ANOTHER LARGE BOWL WITH ELECTRIC MIXTURE ON HIGH SPEED UNTIL STIFF PEAKS FORM. GENTLY STIR INTO BATTER. POUR INTO PREPARED PANS. BAKE 30 MINUTES OR UNTIL CAKE SPRINGS BACK WHEN LIGHTLY TOUCHED IN THE CENTER. IMMEDIATELY RUN SPATULA BETWEEN CAKES AND SIDES OF PANS. COOL 15 MINUTES; REMOVE FROM PANS. REMOVE WAX PAPER. COOL COMPLETELY ON WIRE RACKS. SPREAD COCONUT-PECAN FROSTING BETWEEN LAYERS AND OVER TOP OF CAKE. SEE COCONUT PECAN FROSTING RECIPE.

 

 

 

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