German's Sweet Chocolate Cake

German's Sweet Chocolate Cake
German's Sweet Chocolate Cake

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    (4-ounce) package German's sweet chocolate

  • 1/2

    cup boiling water

  • 1

    cup butter, margarine (not diet) or solid all-vegetable shortening

  • 2

    cups sugar

  • 4

    eggs, separated

  • 1

    tsp. vanilla

  • 1/2

    tsp. salt

  • 1

    tsp. baking soda

  • 2 1/2

    cups cake flour or 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (see note)

  • 1

    cup buttermilk

  • Coconut-Pecan Frosting (recipe follows)

  • *Coconut-Pecan Frosting*

  • 1

    cup each: evaporated milk and sugar

  • 3

    egg yolks

  • 1/4

    lb. (1 stick) margarine (not diet)

  • 1

    tsp. vanilla

  • 1 1/2

    cups flaked coconut

  • 1

    cup chopped pecans

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) layer pans. Melt chocolate in boiling water. Cool. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add yolks, one at a time; beat after each. Add chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Sift salt, soda and flour together. In clean bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites to stiff peaks. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk and chocolate mixture, beating well. Beat until smooth. Fold in egg whites. Pour into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 40 minutes until cake springs back when lightly touched and begins to pull away from sides of pans. Cool slightly; remove layers from pans and let cool on racks. F---- and frost top and sides of layers with Coconut-Pecan Frosting. Pipe a layer of swirled frosting around edge if desired. *Note:* Substitute 7/8 cup all-purpose flour for each 1 cup cake flour; 7/8 cups is 1 cup less 2 Tbsp. *Coconut-Pecan Frosting* Combine milk, sugar, egg yolks and margarine in a saucepan. Add vanilla. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened, about 12 minutes. Stir in coconut and pecans. Beat until thick enough to spread.

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