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German Sweet Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for German Sweet Chocolate Cake, by , is from The Elm Valley Community Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Shirley Noe
Added: Sunday, June 22, 2008


1/2 c. water
4 eggs separated
2 c. sugar
1 c. Crisco
1 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 lb (1 pkg) German Sweet Chocolate
1 Tbs. vanilla
2 1/2 c. sifted flour

1 large can Carnation Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 c. sugar
1 stick butter
3 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 c. shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350
Melt chocolate in 1/2 boiling water VERY SLOWLY.

Beat egg whites into stiff peaks and set aside.

Cream sugar and Crisco. Add egg yolks. Add 3/4 c of buttermilk alternately with flour. In another pan, put 1/2 c buttermilk. Dissolve the sugar in the milk then add it to 1st mixture.

Add melted chocolate/water mixture. Fold in egg whites.

Grease and flour 3 9x13" cake pans. Bake 20 minutes. Cool.

ICING - Mix condensed milk, sugar, butter and egg yolks and cook until thick (about 4 minutes). After the mixture starts to boil, remove it from heat. Add vanilla, pecans and coconut. Spread between each layer and on top and sides of cooled cake.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We could just eat the icing alone! The cake is rich and dense and oh, so tasty.




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