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German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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

Lois Duke
Added: Friday, February 15, 2008


1 pkg. sweet cooking chocolate
1/2 c. boiling water
2 sticks butter
2 c. sugar
4 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. cake flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. buttermilk
4 egg whites-stiffly beaten

Coconut Pecan Frosting
1 c. evaporated milk
1 c. sugar
1 stick butter
3 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.

Melt chocolate in 1/2 c. boiling water. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks and beat well. Add vanilla and beat a few more times. Sift flour, soda and salt together. Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Grease and flour three 8 or 9-inch cake pans. Bake until done.

Mix above ingredients and cook over medium heat 12 minutes, until thick. Remove from heat, add 1 can of coconut and 1 cup chopped pecans. Beat until cool and of spreading consistency. Frost tops of layers. Do not frost sides

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This recipe came from Grandma Mosier.




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