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Mamaw's German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Mamaw's German Chocolate Cake, by , is from Our Hero's Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Tina Chappell
Added: Monday, November 20, 2006


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
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

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.
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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