Saturday, October 29, 2011

Scrumptious Saturday {1}

::German Chocolate Cake::

    • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 4 eggs, separated
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2-1/2 cups cake flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ::FILLING::  
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1-1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    • ::GLAZE::
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 T. coconut oil (or butter)


  • Line three greased 9-in. round baking pans with waxed paper. Grease waxed paper and set aside. In small saucepan, melt chocolate with water over low heat; cool.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 4 egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in melted chocolate and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  • In a small bowl and with clean beaters, beat the 4 egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold a fourth of the egg whites into the creamed mixture; fold in remaining whites.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 24-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For frosting, in a small saucepan, heat the sugar, milk, butter and egg yolks over medium-low heat until mixture is thickened and golden brown, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Stir in the coconut, pecans and vanilla extract. Cool until thick enough to spread. Spread a third of the frosting over each cake layer and stack the layers.
  • In a small saucepan, melt chocolate and oil; stir until smooth; drizzle over and down sides of cake. 
  Yield: 12-16 servings

{Note: this cake is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I made it two weeks ago for my mother's birthday---yummy stuff! Be sure you either serve it to a large family or group because otherwise you'll end up eating the whole thing yourself! =)}


  1. Oh my goodness! That looks amazing! =) Wow.

  2. Yummmy that looks amazing! I will have to try that sometime soon!


  3. That looks just too amazing, Chelsy! Mmm...I can just taste it!! My mouth is watering...thanks for sharing the recipe!



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