German Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

Recipe by Mimi in Maine
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 1 cake




  • Grease the bottom of 3 (9") pans or one 9x13 pan.
  • In a microwave proof bowl melt the chocolate and water on high for 1 1/2-2 minutes or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after each minute; stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Mix flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer till light and fluffy.
  • Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in chocolate mixture and vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently stir into batter and pour evenly into pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool for 15 minutes and remove from pans.
  • Frost with Coconut-Pecan Frosting.