German Chocolate Cake II

German Chocolate Cake II

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"I've tried many German chocolate cakes, but this is the absolute best. It takes a little extra time, but is well worth the effort."
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 785 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 785 kcal
  • 39%
  • Fat:
  • 47.7 g
  • 73%
  • Carbs:
  • 86.2g
  • 28%
  • Protein:
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 150 mg
  • 50%
  • Sodium:
  • 242 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 4 - 9 inch round pans. Melt the chopped German chocolate in 1/2 cup hot water, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the 2 cups sugar and shortening. Beat in 4 egg yolks until smooth. Next, stir in the buttermilk and vanilla. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; mix into creamed mixture. Then, stir in the melted chocolate. In another bowl, whip egg whites to stiff peaks, fold into the batter. Divide the batter evenly between the four pans, and spread evenly.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cake in pans on wire racks. When cool, fill and ice with the coconut pecan icing.
  4. To make the icing: In a medium bowl, whip 1 egg yolk, heavy cream and 1 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. Cook in the top of a double boiler, until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the coconut, pecans and butter. Cool before icing the cake.

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Most helpful positive review

The cake was great! I made it for my father's birthday(a day ahead of time) The icing a little thinner than I like, but I know cornstarch(a teaspoon at a time) will thicken any liquid. Also, I p...

Most helpful critical review

I made this cake for my best friend's birthday party (which I was hostessing). The icing directions say "until the mixure thickens." THICKENS TO WHAT CONSISTENCY?? DOES THAT MEAN I COOK IT 4 ...

The cake was great! I made it for my father's birthday(a day ahead of time) The icing a little thinner than I like, but I know cornstarch(a teaspoon at a time) will thicken any liquid. Also, I p...

Scarlett, I'm sorry about your friend's lack of cake, but you can make a double boiler with a metal bowl set inside a saucepot with somme water in it. You don't need to go out and buy one. I wou...

I had this recipe for quite sometimes and I made it this past weekend. The cake was great!! It was moist and it barely lasted a day. Now I know some of you had problem with the icing. Well, I...

I made this cake for my best friend's birthday party (which I was hostessing). The icing directions say "until the mixure thickens." THICKENS TO WHAT CONSISTENCY?? DOES THAT MEAN I COOK IT 4 ...

When I was making this, I was saying to myself--I'm not sure I will make this again-lots of steps, time, ingredients. But just one taste changed my mind. I took it to my daughter's school for th...

To all of you who complain of the frosing not being thick enough! Have you looked at the picture?! The Frosting is dripping down the cake, which means its' not supposed to be thick also if you l...

I totally agree! This is the best "German Chocolate Cake" recipe I have found. It does take some extra time but it is WELL worth your effort. It comes out light and fluffy and moist and the f...

The cake is time consuming to make. I had the same problem with the icing not thickening. I finally took it off the heat, added lots more coconut then called for and put it in the fridge for a...

Comes out great! Perfect amount of moistness. For my own taste I will at 1 ounce more chocolate