Delicious 3 Layer German Chocolate Cake

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@Quinnn

This was my favorite dessert when I was a child, my mom's specialty. I requested it every year for my birthday. The Coconut Butter Pecan Frosting is to die for! You can't get that kind of flavor out of a can! =)

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12 or More
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE-

  • 1/2
    tsp. salt
  • 2 1/4
    cups sugar
  • 1/4
    cup cocoa (i like hershey's)
  • 1
    cup buttermilk
  • 1
    tsp. vanilla
  • 1
    tsp. baking soda
  • 2
    cups flour
  • 4
    eggs
  • 1
    cup plus 3 tb. butter, softened
  • 1/2
    cup boiling water
  • COCONUT BUTTER PECAN FROSTING-

  • 1
    14 oz. *sweetened* condensed milk, not evaporated milk
  • 3
    egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1/2
    cup butter
  • 1
    tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/3
    cups sweetened coconut
  • 1
    cup chopped pecans

How to Make Delicious 3 Layer German Chocolate Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. CAKE-
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9" round cake pans.
  2. Stir together cocoa and water in small bowl until smooth. Set aside. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with chocolate mixture and buttermilk beating only until blended, no more. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake 25-30 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes then remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
  5. COCONUT BUTTER PECAN FROSTING-
    Stir together sweetened condensed milk, beaten egg yolks and butter in medium saucepan. Cook gently over low heat stirring constantly, until mixture has thickened and is bubbly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, coconut and pecans. Cool to room temp. Frosting yield is about 2 2/3 cups.
  6. Spread frosting between layers and top only. (Trim inner layers of cake tops with bread knife if cake domes, leaving top layer domed, or as desired.)

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