German Chocolate cake Recipe

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German Chocolate cake

This German Chocolate cake is one of my favorite cakes.  The frosting makes the cake. This is a great cake to serve to guests and family will love it, too. The original recipe came from an early seventies Progressive Farmer Southern Country Cookbook. I have made a few changes over the years.

Ingredients:

  • 1(4oz.) pkg.Baker’s German sweet chocolate
  • 2 sticks butter room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4egg whites stiffly beaten
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 1/2 c.cake flour
  • 1tsp.baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp.salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Baking spray
  • Frosting:
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbl.spoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cup Baker’s flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1tsp.vanilla

German Chocolate cake

Instructions:

1 ) Preheat oven to 350°

2 ) Melt chocolate in boiling water, cool. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, add egg yolks
beating well after each. Blend in vanilla and chocolate

3 ) Sift flour with soda and salt

4 ) Add dry mixture alternating with buttermilk mixing well with a spatula fold in beaten egg whites.

5 ) Spray cake pans with baking spray

6 ) Pour into 3 prepared cake pans

7 ) Bake for 35-40 mins.

Frosting:

1 ) Beat egg yolks, milk, sugar, and butter

2 ) Cook over medium heat for about 12 mins.

3 ) Stirring until mixture thickens. Remove from heat; add coconut, pecans, and vanilla

4 ) Beat until cool and of spreading consistency.

5 ) Frost between layers,  tops, and sides ENJOY!

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