German Chocolate Cake

Karen Gilbert

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@stickdoll

I found this recipe in Readers Digest by Joyce Platfoot of Wapakoneta, Ohio. It is excellent.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4 oz
german sweet chocolate chopped
1/2 c
water
1 c
butter, softened
2 c
sugar
4
eggs, separated
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/2 c
cake flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
buttermilk
1/3 c
regular flour ( for high altitude baking only)

FROSTING

1 1/2 c
sugar
1 1/2 c
evaporated milk
3/4 c
butter
5
egg yolks, beaten
2 c
flaked coconut
1 1/2 c
pecans, chopped
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

ICING

1 tsp
shortening
2 oz
semisweet chocolate

Directions Step-By-Step

1
FOR CAKE: Line three greased 9-inch round baking pans with waxed paper. Grease waxed paper and set aside. In small saucepan, melt chocolate with water over low heat: cool.
2
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 4 egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in melted chocolate and vanilla.
3
Combine flour, baking soda and salt: add to the creamed mixture in batches, alternating with buttermilk and beating well after each addition.
4
In small bowl and with clean beaters, beat 4 egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold a fourth of egg whites into creamed mixture; fold in remaining whites.
5
Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 24 to 28 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans; place on wire racks to cool completely.
6
FOR FROSTING: In small saucepan,heat sugar, milk, butter and egg yolks over medium-low heat until mixture is thickened and golden brown, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut, pecans and vanilla extract. Cool until thick enough to spread. Spread a third of frosting over each cake layer: stack lawers.
7
FOR ICING: In microwave, melt shortening and chocolate; stir until smooth and drizzle over cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom