German Sweet Chocolate Cake II

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This was my Grandmother's recipe. It's the classic cake made with sweet chocolate and frosted with a luscious coconut pecan frosting.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 to 8 - inch round cake pans

Ingredients

  • 4 (1 ounce) squares German sweet chocolate, chopped

  • cup butter

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 2 ½ cups sifted cake flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup evaporated milk

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ⅓ cups flaked coconut

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 (8 inch) round pans. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In the top of a double boiler, heat chocolate, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool to lukewarm.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in melted chocolate and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. When cool, frost between layers and on top of cake.

  4. To make the Frosting: In a large saucepan, combine evaporated milk, 1 cup sugar, egg yolks, 1/2 cup butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cook and stir on medium heat for about 12 minutes, or until thick and golden brown. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut and pecans. Cool to room temperature, and spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

638 Calories
34g Fat
80g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 638
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 18g 89%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 427mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 53g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 243mg 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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