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German's Sweet Chocolate Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Barbara Keene
Added: Monday, April 27, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake

1 Pkg. (4 oz) Baker's German Sweet Chocolate
1/2 c. Boiling Water
1 c. Butter
2 c. Sugar
4 Egg yolks, unbeaten
2 1/2 c. Sifted Cake Flour (sift the flour before measuring - I just shake it through a strainer)
1 tsp. Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 c. Buttermilk
1 tsp. Vanilla
4 Egg Whites, Stiffly beaten - See Comments

Coconut-Pecan Frosting

1 c, Sugar
1 c. Evaporated Milk
3 Egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 Cube Butter
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 1/2 c. Coconut
1 c. Pecans, chopped

Directions:
Directions:
Cake

Prepare 3 eight or nine inch cake pans: (grease bottom of each pan, place a piece of wax paper cut to fit on the bottom of each pan), then grease pan with either shortening or non stick spray and dust with flour (tap the pan and remove excess flour).

Melt chocolate in 1/2 C boiling water. Cool. Using electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each. Add vanilla and chocolate. Mix until blended. Combine the sifted flour, soda and salt (just use a fork to combine them). Add the flour mixture and the buttermilk alternately to the chocolate mixture (start with dry mixture and end with dry mixture). Mix after each addition until batter is smooth. Gently fold in the egg whites. Bake in 350 oven 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Makes 3 layers. Cool pans on cake rack for about 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edge between the cake and pan. Turn cakes out of the pan onto the cake rack to cool. Frost.

Frosting

Combine milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla in a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens (about 12 minutes). Remove from heat and add the coconut and nuts. Beat until cool and of spreading consistency. Makes enough to cover the tops of 3 layers. If you want to frost the sides make 1 1/2 of the frosting recipe.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Make sure there is absolutely no yolk included when separating egg whites and also that the bowl used and the beaters used are grease free or the whites will not beat up.

 

 

 

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