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German Chocolate Cake

Kraft Memeber Recipe
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Makes: 18-20 slices Total Time: 1 hr 30 min
Category: Desserts Sub Category: Cakes

what you need
  • 1 pkg. German sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup butter, margarine or shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 egg yolks, unbeaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • Frosting:
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 lb. margarine (1 stick)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
make it
Melt chocolate in boiling water. Cool. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time and beat well after each. Add melted chocolate and vanilla. Mix well. Sift together salt, baking soda and flour. Add alternately with buttermilk to chocolate mixture, beating well. Beat until smooth. Fold in beaten egg whites.

Pour into 3 8" or 9" cake layer pans lined with waxed paper on the bottom. Bake in moderate oven 350°F for 30-40 minutes. Cool, fill layers and frost top and sides with coconut-pecan filling.

Combine milk, sugar, egg yolks and margarine, add vanilla. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened (about 12 minutes). Add coconut and chopped pecans. Beat until thick enough to spread. (Double the recipe for frosting).
Average Rating  (1)
Rated  by a cook on 10/24/2009 I have made this Cake for my friends and they love it, Its moist and easy to make, I will continue to make it
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