Mom's German Chocolate Cake

Telisia Dodd Recipe

By Telisia Dodd Mstexas1

8 to 10
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Every hoilday , Only my mom could make the German chocolate cake,my sister and myslef we was'nt aloud to bake this cake , this was my mom's favorite, so she passed it down to me, when ever I bake this cake , I think of her.


4 lb
( 1) squares german chocolate
1/2 c
hot water
1 c
white sugar
1 c
eggs yolks
1 c
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/2 c
all-purpose flour or cake flour
pinch salt
1 tsp
baking soda
eggs whites
evaporated milk
1 pkg
angel flake coconut
3/4 c
1 1/2 c
pecans, in pieces
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla flavor

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350'F degrees. Grease and flour 4-9 inch round pans. Melt the chopped german chocolate in 1/2 cup hot water, and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the 2 cups sugar and shortening. Beat in 4 egg yolks until smooth. Next stir in the buttermilk and vanilla. Sift together the four , salt, and baking soda; mix into creamed mixture. Then stir in the melted chocolate. In another bowl, whip egg whites to stiff peaks , fold into batter. Divide the batter evenly between the four pans, and spead evenly.
bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven. cool cake in pans on wire racks. when cool, fill and ice with coconut pecan icing.

In medium bowl , whip 1 egg york, can evaporated milk ,vanilla and 1 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. cook in top of a double boiler, until the mixture thickens. remove from heat and stir in 1 pack ( 7 ounce ) Baker Angel Flake coconut,1 1/2 cup chopped pecans and butter. Cool before icing the cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate

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Shelly Hurley shurley60
May 25, 2013
Jan, 1 bar of German Chocolate is 4 Oz. I too had to take a second look at that. I am getting ready to make this cake today, will let you know how it comes out. I couldn't find German Chocolate so I am using Bakers Semi-Sweet Chocolate, it's 54% cacao instead of 48%.
Audrey Thomas athomas1124
Apr 20, 2012
In the recipe it says 1 cup sugar but in the directions it says 2 cups sugar, which one is correct?
teresa echols teresaechols
Feb 20, 2012
Is that 1- (1)lb bar of German chocolate?? I would love to try this recipe, just want to make sure I do it right. Also do you double the icing recipe for this cake?
Gayle Warren HappyGayle1
Jan 27, 2012
Okay, I see where it says 1 can in the directions of evaporated milk, what size can of evaporated milk?
Gayle Warren HappyGayle1
Jan 27, 2012
It says 1 evaporated milk.... 1 cup? 1 can? How much evaporated milk? THANKS :)