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Mamaw's German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tina Chappell
Added: Monday, November 20, 2006

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 bar sweet chocolate
1/2 c. boiling water
1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
4 egg yolks, unbeaten
4 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. sifted cake flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. buttermilk
COCONUT-PECAN FROSTING:
1 c. evaporated milk
1 c. sugar
3 egg yolks
1/2 c. butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 c. coconut
1 c. chopped pecans

Directions:
Directions:
Melt chocolate in double boiler. Cool. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, and beat well after each. Add melted chocolate and vanilla. Mix well.
Sift together flour, salt and soda. Add alternately with buttermilk to chocolate mixture; beat well. Beat until smooth. Fold in egg whites.
Pour into 3 deep 8- or 9-inch layer pans, lined with parchment. Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes.
FROSTING:
Stir over medium heat until thickened, about 12 minutes. Add coconut and pecans. Beat until thick enough to spread.
Frost cake tops only.

 

 

 

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