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Original German Sweet Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Original German Sweet Chocolate Cake, by , is from The Cookbook of Elizabeth Ann O'Farrell Zeller, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

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Contributor:  
Elizabeth Zeller
Added: Friday, November 30, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pkg (4oz) German sweet chocolate
1/2 c boiling water
1 c butter or margarine
2 c sugar
4 eggs separated
1 t vanilla
2 c all purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 c buttermilk

Frosting
1 c evaporated mil
1 c sugar
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
1/2 c butter or margarine
1 t vanilla
1 1/3 c coconut
1 c pecans

Directions:
Directions:
Melt chocolate in boiling water; cool. Cream butter and sugar.
Beat in egg yolks. Stir in vanilla and chocolate. Set aside. Mix flour, soda and salt. Beat in flour mixture, alternately with buttermilk. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Pour batter into three 9 inch layer pans, lined on bottoms with waxed paper.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or utnil cake springs back when lightly presseed in center. Cool 15 minutes, remove and cool on rack Spread frosting between layers and over top of cake.

Frosting
combine evaporated milk, sugar eggs yolks, butter and vanilla in saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut and pecans. Cool until thick enough to spread. Makes 2 1/2 c

 

 

 

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