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German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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


Added: Wednesday, August 1, 2007


1 package German sweet chocolate
1/2 c boiling water
1 c butter
2 c sugar
4 eggs, separated
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c cake flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c buttermilk
1 c evaporated milk
1 c sugar
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1/2 c butter
1 tsp vanilla
11/2 c coconut
1 c pecans, chopped

Melt chocolate in boiling water and cool. Cream butter and sugar add yolks 1 at a time beating well after each. Blend in vanilla and chocolate. Sift flour with soda and salt, add alternately with buttermilk to chocolate mixture, fold in beaten whites. Pour into 3 (8 inch) layer pans, lined on bottom with paper. Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool
Frost tops only with German Chocolate Frosting
Cook and stir over medium heat milk, sugar, egg yolks and butter until thick about 12 minutes. Then add coconut and pecans. Cool until thick beating occasionally




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