German Chocolate Cake III

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A spectacular German Chocolate cake made from scratch, using cake flour.

350
350
350
350
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 to 9 - layer inch cake

Ingredients

  • ½ cup water

  • 4 (1 ounce) squares German sweet chocolate

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 2 ½ cups cake flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 4 egg whites

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup evaporated milk

  • ½ cup butter

  • 3 egg yolks, beaten

  • 1 ⅓ cups flaked coconut

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon shortening

  • 1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 - 9 inch round pans. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a small saucepan, heat water and 4 ounces chocolate until melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  2. In a large bowl, cream 1 cup butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 4 egg yolks one at a time. Blend in the melted chocolate mixture and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated.

  3. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain.

  4. Pour into 3 - 9 inch pans Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto wire rack.

  5. To make the Filling: In a saucepan combine 1 cup sugar, evaporated milk, 1/2 cup butter, and 3 egg yolks. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut, pecans and vanilla. Cool until thick enough to spread.

  6. Spread filling between layers and on top of cake. In a small saucepan, melt shortening and 1 ounce of chocolate. Stir until smooth and drizzle down the sides of the cake.

    close up view of a sliced German Chocolate Cake, with a slice of cake on a cake server
    Naomi Gutierrez

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

735 Calories
41g Fat
88g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 735
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 22g 109%
Cholesterol 187mg 62%
Sodium 458mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 88g 32%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 63g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 256mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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