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This recipe was given to me by a dear friend, Clara, one of the best cooks I know. Decorate with Cream Cheese Frosting, or omit the coconut and pecans and decorate with German Chocolate Cake Frosting.

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 - 9 inch pans
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 (9 inch) pans. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the yolks one at a time, then stir in the melted chocolate and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Stir in the nuts and coconut.

  • 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. Divide batter into prepared pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts

546 calories; protein 6.9g; carbohydrates 68g; fat 28.5g; cholesterol 111.7mg; sodium 305mg. Full Nutrition
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