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This recipe for GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE, by , is from Nanny's Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Betty Simms


1 pkg. German chocolate
1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 egg yolks, unbeaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup butter milk
4 egg whites, stiffly beaten

1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
1 stick butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
1 can coconut

Bake at 350 for35 to 40 minutes

Melt chocolate in boiling water; cool. Cream butter and sugar together, add egg yolks, add melted chocolate mixture. Fold in egg whites.

Bake in 2 round greased and floured pans.

Combine all ingredients except coconut and nuts, in a sauce pan. Stir over medium heat until thick.
Add coconut and nuts. Hand stir all together.
Top when cake is slightly cool.

Spoon a layer on first cake, place second cake on top. Spread mixture on top and all around. Ready to serve.




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