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German Chocolate Cake
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  • 4 oz (112 grm). sweet chocolate (Baker's)
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • 2-1/4 cups (525 ml) sifted all purpose flour OR 2-1/2 cups (600 ml) sifted cake flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) boiling water
  • 1 cup (225 ml) butter
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
  • 2 cups (475 ml) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) Salt
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup (225 ml) buttermilk
  • Coconut Pecan Frosting:
  • 1 cup (225 ml) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup (225 ml) sugar
  • 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • 1-1/3 cups (325 ml) flaked coconut
  • 1 cup (225 ml) chopped pecans
  • Melt chocolate in boiling water; cool.
  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add yolks, one at a time, beating well after each.
  • Blend in vanilla and chocolate.
  • Sift flour with soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to chocolate mixture, beating after each addition until smooth.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff; fold in beaten whites.
  • Pour into three 9-inch layer pans, lined on bottoms with paper.
  • Bake at 350 degrees (175 C.) for 30-35 minutes.
  • Cool.
  • Frost tops of layers only.
  • Coconut Pecan Frosting:
  • Combine evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter/margarine and vanilla.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 12 minutes.
  • Add coconut and chopped pecans.
  • Cool until thick enough to spread, beating occasionally.
  • Makes 2-1/2 cups (600 ml).
I found this recipe on a Baker's chocolate box and it was yummy.... I didn't add the pecans or coconut to the frosting and it was still good.

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