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Homemade German Chocolate Cake and Coconut Pecan Frosting

By Edited Dec 13, 2013 4 5

German Chocolate Cake

Ingredients for Homemade German Chocolate Cake;
4- ounces German sweet chocolate
1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1- teaspoon baking soda
1/4- teapoon salt
3-large egg whites, room temperature
1/2-cup butter, softened
1-cup white granulated sugar
1-teaspoon vanilla extract
3-large egg yolks
2/3-cups buttermilk

Ingredients for Coconut-Pecan Frosting;
1-6-ounce can of evaporated milk
1-slightly beaten large egg
1-teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3-cups white granulated sugar
1-1/3 cups flaked coconut
1/2-cup chopped pecans
Step 1...Grease and lightly flour 2 round 8 or 9-inch can pans. Set aside.

grease pans
Grease and
flour pans
lightly flour pans

Step 2...Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Step 3...
In a small saucepan on low, heat the German chocolate in 1/3 cup water until it melts.(let cool before adding to egg mixture).
While chocolate is melting, beat softened butter
in a mixing bowl, add the sugar and vanilla.

cream butter and sugar (26020)
Cream butter and sugar

Continue to beat until light and fuffly. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after
each one. Beat in the chocolate and water mixture.

melt chocolate
add chocolate
Add Chocolate
Melt German Chocolate

Step 4...
In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. Set aside.
Preheat oven now to 350 degrees.

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Beat egg whites

Step 5...
To the mixture in step 3, add the flour mixture, and the buttermilk alternately,
beat well after each addition. Fold in the egg whites from step 4.

Step 6...
Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Step 7...
Remove cakes from oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
Remove from pans and continue to cool.

While the cakes cool prepare the coconut-pecan frosting as follows;
Step 1...
In a medium saucepan combine, the evaporated milk, 2/3-cup sugar, 1/4-cup butter,
and the slightly beaten egg. Cook and stir constantly over medium heat until mixture thickens
and bubbles, should takes about 12 minutes, quite awhile, so watch it, don't want to let it burn.
Cool slightly and add the vanilla, coconut and pecans.

Step 2...
Cool for about 15 minutes, frost the bottom layer, top with the second layer, frost this layer,
and smooth the icing to the edges and on the sides of the cake.

German Chocolate Cake (26014)
Homemade German Chocolate Cake

Slice of cake
and Coconut Pecan Frosting


Sep 2, 2010 10:22pm
Yummy! Thanks for the great recipe for German chocolate cake. Your photos were great, too!
Sep 3, 2010 3:05pm
I sure wish my fork could reach through the computer to your cake. German chocolate cake is one of my favorite cakes. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.
Sep 3, 2010 5:57pm
Thank you. German chocolate cake is my husbands favorite too. Once you make it homemade, you'll never but store bought again.
Sep 25, 2010 3:10am
I love that topping on spice cake ,too! Layout and pictures looked great! Thumbs up!
Jan 8, 2011 4:53am
Yummm... now I want chocolate cake!
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