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German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Brenda Neroni

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 cup water 4 (1 ounce) squares German sweet chocolate
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt 4 egg whites
1 cup white sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
3 egg yolks, beaten
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon shortening
1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3 - 9 inch round pans. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. In a small saucepan, heat water and 4 oz. of chocolate until melted. Remove from heat and cool. In a large bowl, cream 1 c. butter and 2 cps. sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 4 egg yolks one at a time. Blend in melted chocolate and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated. In a large non plastic mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Pour into 3 - 9 inch pans Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto wire rack.

Filling: In a saucepan combine 1 cup sugar, evaporated milk, 1/2 cup butter, and 3 egg yolks. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut, pecans and vanilla. When cool, spread filling between layers and on top of cake. Melt shortening and 1 ounce of chocolate. Stir until smooth and drizzle chocolate on slices of cake or omit as you prefer. Charlie Johnson's favorite. Serves 8

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours

 

 

 

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