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German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Suzie

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
6 oz sweet baking chocolate, melted
Coconut pecan filling (see below)
Creamy chocolate frosting (see below)
Garnish: Chopped pecans

Filling:
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Frosting:
1 cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 cup sour cream
5 cups powdered sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Grease 3 - 9" baking pans.

In large bowl, beat butter and sugars at medium speed with a mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one a time.

In a medium bowl, combine flour and next 4 ingredients. Gradually add to butter mixture, alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat just until combined each time. Add melted chocolate, stirring just until combined. Pour into prepared pans.

Bake 18-22 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks. Spread filling between layers. Spread frosting on top and sides. Garnish sides with chopped pecans. (We use Bakers German Sweet Chocolate)

Filling:
In a medium saucepan, combine cream, sugar, and egg yolks. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently for 10-12 minutes or until mixture coats back of spoon. Remove from heat and add butter, stirring until melted. Add coconut and pecans. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 3 days.

Frosting:
In large bowl, beat butter and cocoa powder until creamy. Add sour cream. Gradually add powdered sugar until combined.

 

 

 

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