Monday, August 30, 2010

German Chocolate Cake & Frosting

German Chocolate Cake

1 pkg. (4oz.) Baker’s Sweet Chocolate
½ c. boiling water
1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
4 egg yolks
1 c. buttermilk
4 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
2 ¼ c. sifted flour
4 egg whites beaten till stiff

Melt chocolate in boiling water. Cool. Cream butter and sugar till fluffy. Add yolks 1 at a time, beat well each time. Blend in vanilla and chocolate. Sift flour, soda, salt and add alternately with buttermilk to chocolate. Fold in beaten whites. Pour into three 9” round cake pans with lined bottoms. Bake at 350° for 30 – 35 minutes.

1 c. evaporated milk 1 c. sugar 3 beaten egg yolks
½ c. butter 1 tsp. vanilla 1 to 1 1/3 c chopped pecans
1 1/3 c. shredded coconut

Combine all but nuts and coconut and cook on medium heat till thickened. ~~ 12 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cool.

* I like to 1 ½ x the recipe of the frosting. (YUM)

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