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.
1Preheat 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.
2In 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.