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German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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

Jona Smith
Added: Monday, August 25, 2008


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

Heat oven to 350 Line bottoms of 3 (9 inch) 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 almost melted, stirring halfway through heating time. Stir 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 mixer 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 center. Immediately run spatula between cakes and sides of pans. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pans. Remove from pans. Remove wax paper. Cool completely on wire racks.

Spread Coconut-Pecan Frosting between layers and over top of cake.




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