This is truly an impressive looking cake. Three layers of moist chocolate cake
that are stacked one on top another with a sweet and gooey caramel flavored
frosting. Cake is laced with coconut and pecans in between each layer.
Originating in the states and getting its name from the delicious German Sweet Chocolate from which it is made.
4 oz. German sweet chocolate
1/2 cup Boiling Water
1 cup Butter
2 cups Sugar
4 Egg yolks
4 Egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 tsp Vanilla
2 1/2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Buttermilk
1 cup Evaporated milk
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 30 -
Pan Type ~ Three 9 inch round cake pans
Melt german chocolate in boiling water. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks, vanilla and chocolate. Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Mix. Fold in egg whites.
Pour German Chocolate Cake batter into three prepared pans. Bake cake.
Frost tops with Coconut Pecan Frosting, leaving sides unfrosted.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!