GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 4 ounces sweet cooking German chocolate
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • Coconut-Pecan Frosting
  • 1 cup sugar ( 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup butter ( 3/4 cups)
  • 1 cup evaporated milk ( 12 oz. can)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla ( 1 1/2 tsp)
  • 3 egg yolks ( 4 egg yolks)
  • 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut ( 2 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans ( 1 1/2 cups)

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease 2 9-inch square pans or 3 8-inch round pans.

Pour boiling water on chocolate, stirring until chocolate is melted; cool.

Mix sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs yolk, one at a time.

Beat in chocolate and vanilla at low speed.

Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt alternately with buttermilk, beating after each addition until the batter is smooth. Fold in egg whites.

Divide batter among pans.

Bake square pans 40-45 minutes or round pans 35-40 minutes.

Check for doneness with a toothpick in the center.

Cool and top with Coconut-Pecan Frosting.

Coconut-Pecan Frosting: Mix sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, and egg yolks in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 12 minutes. Take off heat. Stir in coconut and pecans. Beat until spreading consistency.

Allow to cool & thicken before icing cake.

ENJOY!

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