German Chocolate Cake Recipe [18-3-17]

German Chocolate Cake Recipe

INGREDIENTS for German Chocolate Cake:

2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
4 egg yolks
1/4 pound German sweet chocolate
1/2 cup boiling water
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
4 stiffly beaten egg whites

INGREDIENTS for Filling and Icing:

1 cup sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1 stick butter or margarine
3 beaten egg yolks
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla

TO PREPARE German Chocolate Cake:

Cream together sugar and shortening. Add egg yolks one at a time. Melt chocolate in boiling water and add to mixture. Add flour alternately with buttermilk, with soda dissolved in 1/4 cup of the buttermilk. Add vanilla and salt. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into three 9-inch cake pans. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Ice with special icing for this cake or fudge icing.

TO PREPARE Filling and Icing:

Cook together in double boiler, stirring constantly, sugar, milk, butter and egg yolks. Cook until thick. Add coconut, pecans and vanilla. Use to fill and ice cake.

Serves: 8 - 12

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