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German Sweet Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Linda Hodges (Recipe of Kay Royals)


1 pkg. (4oz.) Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate
c. boiling water
2 c. sugar
1 c. butter
4 egg yolks.
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. unsifted flour
tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. buttermilk
4 egg white, stiffly beaten

1 c. evaporated milk
1 c. sugar
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1⅓ c. coconut
1 c. chopped pecans

Line the bottoms of 3 9 inch layer pans with paper.
Preheat oven to 350.

Melt chocolate in boiling water. Cool. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Blend in vanilla and chocolate.
Sift flour with soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to chocolate mixture beating after each addition until smooth. Fold in beaten egg whites.
Pour into three 9 inch layer pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool.

Combine evaporated milk, sugar, slightly beaten egg yolks, butter and vanilla.
Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened (about 12 minutes). Add coconut and pecans.
Cool until thick enough to spread, beating occasionally. Frost only the tops of the cooled cake.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3 layer cake
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a favorite family recipe. I received this recipe from a coworker, Kay Royals, who was a fabulous cook. Sadly, she has passed.




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