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Clara's White German Chocolate Cake

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 546
Original recipe yields 12 servings (3 - 9 inch pans)

Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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. Divide batter into prepared pans.
  4. 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


Per Serving: 546 calories; 28.5 68 6.9 112 305 Full nutrition

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Flavor this gets a 5 star, recipe it's a three star, so I will give it a four. There were two major recipe problems - one is that the ingredient list calls for chopped chocoloate, then the recip...

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I made this for my husband's birthday since I don't have a homemade white cake recipe. It was very easy to make but we all found it rather on the sweet side and I didn't even add the coconut or...

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Flavor this gets a 5 star, recipe it's a three star, so I will give it a four. There were two major recipe problems - one is that the ingredient list calls for chopped chocoloate, then the recip...

This is well worth the effort. I got lots of compliments, and loved how light it was. It's a great alternative to a heavier dark chocolate version. I used cream cheese frosting in the middle,...

I was a little intimidated when I read the recipe but I was up for the challenge. It was really not that difficult and it came out so good in the end. My family said it belonged in a gourmet b...

I have made this cake several times and always find it to be excellent. Cakes are desserts and suppose to be sweet, just cut a smaller piece. Wonderful recipe!

This is the second time I made this cake. I found the cake to be a bit on the sweet side, so the second time I cut the sugar to 1-1/2 cups and added 3 oz white chocolate. That helped. Also, I ...

I made this for my husband's birthday since I don't have a homemade white cake recipe. It was very easy to make but we all found it rather on the sweet side and I didn't even add the coconut or...

I love this recipe. It is now the only one I use for birthday cakes. I also use dark chocolate as well when chocolate cake is the flavor of the day:) I found the cake super moist, slightly dense...

I have been searching for a rich and creamy moderately dense white cake and this is it! Try it, you won't regret it!

I thought this was a great recipe. I found the batter to be super thick and the cake a little dry though.