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German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Yolanda Johnson

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Ingredients
4 ounces or 1/4 pound package Germanís sweet chocolate You can get this at most groceries in the baking section. It is a 4 ounce bar like a candy bar
1/2 cup water
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup butter or margarine softened
4 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Coconut Pecan Frosting Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter or margarine or 8 tablespoons
3 eggs
1 1/2 to 2 cups coconut
1 cup pecans chopped (can use walnuts, too)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions

Melt chocolate and water on top of the stove in a pot and cool. Cream butter, sugar and eggs; beat well. Add cooled chocolate and water, flour, salt, soda, buttermilk and vanilla extract mixing well with mixer.
Spray three 9 inch cake pans. Divide the batter between the 3 pans (comes out to about 2 cups per cake pan). Bake layers in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool about 10 minutes and remove from pans. Frost with Pecan Frosting.
Coconut Pecan Frosting Directions
Beat eggs and add to milk, sugar and butter. Cook on medium heat about 12 minutes until bubbles and begins to thicken. Stir constantly because it will burn easily.
Remove and add nuts, coconut and vanilla extract. Mix well and let cool. Spread on tops of cake layers.
Notes
You can double this frosting if you like a lot.

Directions:
Directions:

Instructions

Melt chocolate and water on top of the stove in a pot and cool. Cream butter, sugar and eggs; beat well. Add cooled chocolate and water, flour, salt, soda, buttermilk and vanilla extract mixing well with mixer.
Spray three 9 inch cake pans. Divide the batter between the 3 pans (comes out to about 2 cups per cake pan). Bake layers in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool about 10 minutes and remove from pans. Frost with Pecan Frosting.

Coconut Pecan Frosting Directions
Beat eggs and add to milk, sugar and butter. Cook on medium heat about 12 minutes until bubbles and begins to thicken. Stir constantly because it will burn easily.
Remove and add nuts, coconut and vanilla extract. Mix well and let cool. Spread on tops of cake layers.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
1 cake
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Notes
You can double this frosting if you like a lot.

 

 

 

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