Baker's Original German Sweet Chocolate Cake

Recipe by Nana Lee
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Coconut-Pecan frosting (recipe follows).
  • Oven at 350ºF.
  • Melt chocolate in water, cool.
  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Beat in egg yolks.
  • Stir in vanilla and chocolate.
  • Mix flour, soda, and salt.
  • Beat in flour mixture, alternately with buttermilk.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
  • Pour batter into three 9-inch layer pans, lined on bottoms with waxed paper.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until cake springs bake when lightly pressed in center.
  • Cool 15 minutes; remove and cool on rack.
  • Frost cake.
  • COCONUT-PECAN FROSTING.
  • Combine evaporated milk, sugar, slightly beaten egg yolks, butter or margarine and vanilla in saucepan.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in shredded coconut and chopped pecans.
  • Cool until thick enough to spread.
  • Makes 4-1/4 cups.
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