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Original German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Original German Chocolate Cake, by , is from Good Food from Good Folks: Choate Family Reunion 2006, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kathy Gholson
Added: Sunday, August 7, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
CAKE:
2 c sugar
4 beaten egg yolks
1 pkg german sweet chocolate
1 c buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1 c shortening
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c boiling water
2 1/2 c sifted flour
4 eggs whites

FROSTING:
1 c evaporated milk
1 c sugar
2 egg yolks
1 stick butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup toasted, chopped pecans
1 can Angel coconut

Directions:
Directions:
CAKE:
Cream together shortening & sugar. Add egg yolks, beating after each addition. Add buttermilk alternately with dry ingredients (flour, soda, salt). Melt chocolate in double boiler over low heat, Add vanilla & cool. Add to batter & mix well. Fold in egg whites which have been beaten but do not have to be really stiff. Pour into greased & floured 9 in lager pans & bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool Completely.

FROSTING:
Mix 1st five ingredients in saucepan. Cook 12 minutes until thick. Add 1 cup toasted chopped pecans & 1 can Angel coconut. Spread between layers & on top & side of cake.

 

 

 

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