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Granny’s German Chocolate Cake

December 10, 2016

Granny’s German Chocolate Cake

1/2 cup water

4 squares German sweet chocolate, 4 oz.

1 cup butter, softened

2 cups white sugar

4 egg yolks

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup buttermilk

2 1/2 cups cake flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

4 egg whites



1 cup white sugar

1 cup evaporated milk

1/2 cup butter

3 egg yolks, beaten

1 1/3 cups flaked coconut

1 cup chopped pecans

1 tsp vanilla extract


1/2 tsp shortening

1 square semisweet chocolate, 1 oz., optional



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, 175 degrees C.   Grease and flour three 8 or 9 inch round pans.


Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.


In a small saucepan, heat water and 4 ounces chocolate until melted. Remove from heat and let cool.


In a large bowl, cream 1 cup butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 4 egg yolks one at a time. Blend in melted chocolate mixture and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, just until blended.


In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 whites into batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain.


Pour into three 8 or 9 inch pans.   Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.   Allow to cool for 10 minutes in pan, then turn out onto wire rack.


To make the Filling: In a saucepan combine 1 cup sugar, evaporated milk, 1/2 cup butter, and 3 egg yolks. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut, pecans and vanilla. Cool until thick enough to spread.   Spread filling between layers and on top of cake.


In a small saucepan, melt shortening and 1 ounce of chocolate. Stir until smooth and drizzle down the sides of the cake.

Posted by The Deedol Collection….aka Granny’s Favorites Cookbooks


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