German Chocolate Cake With Easy Coconut - Pecan Filling and Frosting
Family Tested & Approved
FOR CAKE :
german sweet chocolate
butter or margarine
FOR COCONUT PECAN FILLING / FROSTING
brown sugar, firmly packed
butter or margerine
egg yolks ; slightly beaten
Melt chocolate over low heat and cool.
Sift flour with sugar,soda,baking powder and salt.
Soften butter ; Add flour mixture , 3/4 cup buttermilk and vanilla. Mix to dampen flour ; beat for 2 minutes @ medium speed of electric mixer , scraping bowl occasionally.
Add chocolate , eggs and the remaining 1/4 cup of buttermilk ; Beat 1 minute with mixer.
Pour into two 9" layer pans , lined on bottom with paper .
Bake @ 350° for about 35 minutes , or until cake tested with a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool in pans for 15 minutes ; remove from pans and cool on rack....Frost.
FOR THE COCONUT - PECAN FILLING AND FROSTING :
Combine milk , sugars , butter and vanilla. Bring to a FULL boil , stirring constantly , Remove from heat ( Mixture may appear curdled ).
QUICKLY stir small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks ; then stir into hot mixture.
Return to boil , stirring constantly ; Remove from heat ; Add coconut and pecans.
Cool to spreading consistency , beating occasionally.