Mom's German Chocolate Cake

Telisia Dodd Recipe

By Telisia Dodd Mstexas1

8 to 10
30 Min
25 Min

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.

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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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Linda Henderson mello58
May 28, 2010
How much coconut, pecans and butter for the icing?
Telisia Dodd Mstexas1
May 31, 2010
1 pack of coconut, 1 1/2 cup of chopped pecans, 3/4 cup of butter.
L D windella
Sep 16, 2010
This is one of my favorite cakes,I've been making it since I was a young.I always know it's the original recipe when the eggs are seperated,the new recipe for Geramn Chocolate cake uses the eggs without seperating,the cake isn't as light.
We always called it German Sweet Chocolate Cake.
DEB HELD xango
Nov 4, 2010
My Aunt always made this for the Holidays when I was little. Later when I was in High School, I did a demonstration for a class on how to make this. It is a classic!!! Will be passing this on to my children and my Gdaughters.... I agree about separating the eggs, makes it so light..
Nancy Cohrs nancymamie
Dec 31, 2010
Telisia...does the recipe call for 4 lbs. of chocolate?
Maribelle Mooney sonny
Feb 22, 2011
I had the same question about the choc. Have not made this recipe for years but I have a new professional mixer and believe I will use it for the first time making this cake. The first time I made it was for my daughter's first birthday. She will be 51 next month. Tried and true recipe.
Jan Anderson Janderson
May 12, 2011
does this recipe really call for 4 lbs. of chocolate???? Is this a typo?
Telisia Dodd Mstexas1
May 14, 2011
It calls for only ( 1 )bar of German Chocolate.
Jul 21, 2011 - Karla Everett shared this recipe with discussion group: COCONUT LOVERS UNITE
Diana Zaccaria schnapps
Aug 8, 2011
This is what I have been looking for or rather mom has she wanted this as its what she used to make for us when we were little.
Bonnie Oechsle ScrapsGourmet
Sep 3, 2011
My mom used to make this ... we loved it.. I will save for the holidays... thanks for sharing :)
barbara washington silkysista
Jan 23, 2012
O i will be making this cake this week I really hope it comes out right.. ty for this
Gayle Warren HappyGayle1
Jan 27, 2012
It says 1 evaporated milk.... 1 cup? 1 can? How much evaporated milk? THANKS :)
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?
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?