Kay's German Chocolate Layer Cake With Coconut-Pecan Filling

Recipe by BeansnRice
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READY IN: 1hr 55mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • CAKE.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position.
  • Generously grease two 8" round cake pans and cover the bottoms with parchment or waxed paper. Grease the paper and dust the pans with flour, tapping out the excess.
  • Mix the cocoa, espresso (or coffee) powder and add boiling water. Mix until smooth.
  • Cool the mixture to room temperature and stir in the buttermilk and vanilla.
  • With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the butter until smooth and shiny (about 30 seconds).
  • Gradually add the sugar and beat until mixture is fluffy and almost white (3-5 minutes).
  • Add the eggs 1 at a time beating for 1 full minute after each egg.
  • In another bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • With the mixer at the lowest speed, add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture.
  • Add 1/3 of the cocoa mixture. Alternate until all ingredients are mixed in and batter appears satin-like.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the two pans and bake until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean (23-30 minutes).
  • Transfer the pans to wire racks and cool for 10 minutes.
  • Invert the cakes onto another rack and peel off the paper liners. Cool completely before frosting.
  • FILLING.
  • Mix the egg yolks, sugar and salt.
  • Beat in the butter.
  • Gradually beat in the cream and vanilla.
  • Pour mixture into a saucepan and cok over low heat, stirring constantly until the mixture is puffy and just begins to thicken (15-20 minutes).
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl to cool to room temperature.
  • Stir in pecans and coconut.
  • TO ASSEMBLE.
  • Cut each layer of cake in half horizontally so that each cake forms 2 layers.
  • Place 1 of the cake halves on a serving platter and spread about 1 cup of filling over the cake half.
  • Repeat the layers and frost the entire cake when done.
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