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German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Anna Clark

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake:
1 - 4 oz. pkg. sweet baking chocolate
1/2 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk
4 eggs, separated
3 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Icing:
1 1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 1/3 cup sugar
4 egg yolks, beaten
2/3 cup butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cup coconut
1 1/2 cup pecans, chopped-

Directions:
Directions:
Cake:
Combine chocolate and water, bring to a boil, stir until chocolate melts. Cool. Stir in vanilla and set aside. Cream butter, add sugar gradually, add egg yolks one at a time beating well. Add chocolate mixture, beat until blended. Mix in flour, soda and salt alternately with buttermilk. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter. Pour into 3 - 8 inch prepared cake pans.
Bake at 350 30 to 35 minutes.

Icing:
Combine milk, sugar, egg yolks and butter in saucepan, bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat 12 minutes. Stir constantly. Remove from heat, add vanilla, coconut and pecans. Stir until cool and spreading consistency.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I make chocolate icing for the sides of cake and add the icing with this recipe for the top of layers and top of cake.

 

 

 

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