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Granny Jordan's White Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nell Rushton McGilberry
Added: Tuesday, August 14, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 oz. white chocolate
1/2 c. boiling water
1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
4 eggs, separated
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. cake flour
1 tsp. soda
1 c. buttermilk
1 c. chopped pecans or almonds
1 c. flaked coconut

**Frosting**
1 can of evaporated milk
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 can flaked coconut (about 1 1/3 c.)
1 to 1 1/2 c. chopped pecans

Directions:
Directions:
Melt chocolate in boiling water and cool. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add cooled melted chocolate and vanilla and mix well.Sift together the flour and soda and add to butter mixture, alternately with the buttermilk.Do not overmix this, just sort of stir together. Stiffly beat egg whites and fold into batter. Gently stir in the nuts and coconuts. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured pans. Bake in preheated 350 oven. Cool layers and frost.
**Frosting**
Put milk, sugar, and butter into a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Mix a little bit of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks and then add the eggs to the mixture in the saucepan. Add the vanilla and cook, stirring constantly, over low heat until thick, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the coconut and the pecans. Beat until fluffy and of spreading consistency. Frost between layers and on the top and sides of
the cake.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe was given to me more than 35 years ago by Tom's Granny Jordan. It is really good!

 

 

 

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