German Chocolate Cake

Delicious Ugly German Chocolate Cake. It’s not the prettiest cake I’ve ever baked, but is sure is the best tasting!

German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake

Cake you will need:

  • 2oz semi-sweet chocolate, cut into pieces
  • 2oz sweet chocolate, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Frosting you will need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

First things First

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease 3 (9-inch) round cake pans with shorting: lightly flour. In a 1-quart saucepan, melt chocolate with water ver low heat, stirring frequently. Cool
  2. In a large bowl, beat 2 cups sugar and 1 cup butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating until well blended. Pour batter evenly into the three grease pans.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let the cake cool for 5 minutes, before removing from pan. Cool completely about 1 hour.
  4. in a 2 quart saucepan, cook 1 cup sugar, the evaporated milk, 1/2 cup of butter and 3 eggs over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to bubble. Cool thoroughly about 1 hour.
  5. Place 1 cake layer, top side down, on a platter or serving plate. Spread 1/3 frosting. Repeat.

This cake doesn’t even last a day in our house… Enjoy!!

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