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German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for German Chocolate Cake, by , is from Ahart llFamily Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Ruth Ahart, Mike's Family
Added: Saturday, March 15, 2008



2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pkg. Baker's German Sweet Choc. (4 ounces)
1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup butter or shortening
2 cups sugar
4 egg yolks, unbeaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
4 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Coconut-Pecan Frosting:

1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
3 egg yolks, slighty beaten
1/2 cup margerine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cups cocunut
1 cup pecans

1. Measure flour, add soda anda salt, sift together.
2. Melt chocolate in boiling water, cool.
3. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
4. Add yolks one at a time, beating after each.
5. Add chocolate and vanilla.
6. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating after each addition until smooth.
7. Beat egg whites to stsiff peaks; fold into batter.
8. Bake in 3 round 8 inch pans, lined on bottoms with wax or greased paper.
9. Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes.

1. Combine evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, margerine and vanilla in sauce pan.
2. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens, about 12 minutes.
3. Add coconut and pecans; beat until thick enough to spread.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a favorite for birthdays, truely a labor of love each time it is baked.




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