German Chocolate Cake

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German Chocolate Cake

"Made this for my boyfriend's mom's bday, never made a cake from scratch & it turned out great! She loved it!! "

- sarah912


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1/4 Cup Hershey's Cocoa
1/2 Cup Boiling Water
1 Cup Butter or Margarine; Use extra 3 tablespoons
2&1/4 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
4 Eggs
2 Cups All-purpose Flour
1 Teaspoonful Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoonful Salt
1 Cup Buttermilk; Can use sour milk instead
Coconut Pecan Frosting
1 Can (14 ounces) Sweetened Condensed Milk
3 Egg Yolks, Beaten
1/2 Cup Butter or Margarine
1 Teaspoonful Vanilla Extract
1&1/3 Cup Flaked Coconut
1 Cup Chopped Pecans

Original recipe makes 10 Servings



In a small bowl combine cocoa and water, stir until smooth.

Set aside to cool.

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease 3 round pans, 9x1&1/2 inches; line bottoms with wax paper.

In a large mixer bowl cream the butter.

Add sugar and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with chocolate mixture and buttermilk to creamed mixture.

Mix only until smooth.

Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center.

Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans and peel off paper.

Cool completely.

Prepare Coconut Pecan Frosting.

Spread frosting between layers and over top.

Garnish with pecan halves, if desired.

Coconut Pecan Frosting

In a heavy 2-quart saucepan combine sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks and butter.

Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly, about 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, coconut and pecans. Cool about 15 minutes.

Yields about 2&3/4 cups frosting.


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Made this for my boyfriend's mom's bday, never made a cake from scratch & it turned out great! She loved it!!
sarah912 3 years ago

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