German Chocolate Cake Squares

Recipe by Bev I Am
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 1 13x9x2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Make Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter a 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish.
  • Bring water to a simmer in small saucepan.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Add chopped chocolate; whisk until smooth.
  • Cool.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt into medium bowl.
  • Using elelctric mixer, beat sugar and butter in large bowl until blended.
  • Beat in yolks one at a time.
  • Beat in cooled chocolate mixture and vanilla.
  • Beat in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk.
  • Using clean, dry beaters, beat whites in another bowl until stiff but not dry.
  • Fold into batter in 2 additions.
  • Pour batter into prepared dish.
  • Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 55-60 minutes.
  • Cool cake in pan on rack.
  • Make Frosting: Combine first 5 ingredients in heavy saucepan.
  • Whisk over medium-high heat until mixture simmers, thickens and leaves path on back of spoon when finger is drawn across, about 18 minutes.
  • Mix in coconut and pecans.
  • Spread warm frosting over cake.
  • Immediately sprinkle 1/4 cup chocolate chips over.
  • Let stand until frosting sets, about 2 hours.
  • Cut cake into squares and serve.
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