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German Sweet Chocolate Cake

Categories: Cakes

Submitted by: Nancy & Gary Hull

This german chocolate cake is a classic. Topped with coconut and pecan filling, it is simple to make and very tasty!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 c. cake flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 c. margarine or butter softened
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 lg. eggs
  • Coconut Pecan Filling and Frosting
    • 1 c. evaporated milk
    • 1 c. sugar
    • 3 egg yolk slightly beaten
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 1 1/3 c. pecans chopped
    • 1 c. flaked coconut
    • 1/2 c. margarine or butter

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line bottoms of three 8-inch round pans with parchment paper; set aside.

Melt chocolate over very low heat; cool. In a small mixing bowl, sift flour with sugar, baking soda, Clabber Girl Baking Powder and salt; set aside.
Stir butter in mixing bowl to soften. Add flour mixture, 3/4 cup of buttermilk and vanilla. Mix to dampen flour, beat for 2 minutes at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Add melted chocolate, eggs and remaining buttermilk. Beat for 1 minute longer.

Pour into prepared layer pans. Bake at 350 F for 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 15 minutes; remove from pans and cool on wire racks. Spread Coconut Pecan Filling And Frosting on layers and stack.

*Baker's German Sweet Chocolate is a registered trademark