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German Chocolate Cake

Embark on a culinary journey with the exquisite German Chocolate Cake. This timeless dessert combines the finest ingredients to create a symphony of flavors, making it a favorite among cake enthusiasts. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the intricacies of crafting the perfect German Chocolate Cake.

Ingredients:

INGREDIENTS QUANTITY
Boiling water 1/2 cup
Sweet cooking German chocolate 4 ounces
Sugar 2 cups
Butter, softened 1 cup
Egg yolks 4
Vanilla 1 teaspoon
Cake flour 2 1/2 cups
Baking soda 1 teaspoon
Salt 1 teaspoon
Buttermilk 1 cup
Egg whites, stiffly beaten 4

Crafting the Perfect Batter

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease 2 9-inch square pans or 3 8-inch round pans.
  2. Pour boiling water over sweet cooking German chocolate, stirring until melted. Allow it to cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar and softened butter until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually beat in egg yolks, one at a time.
  5. Beat in melted chocolate and vanilla on low speed.
  6. Mix in cake flour, baking soda, and salt alternately with buttermilk until a smooth batter forms.
  7. Gently fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.

Baking

Instructions:

  1. Divide the batter among the prepared pans.
  2. Bake square pans for 40-45 minutes or round pans for 35-40 minutes.
  3. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center; it should come out clean.
  4. Allow the cakes to cool before applying the Coconut-Pecan Frosting.

Coconut-Pecan Frosting Ingredients:

INGREDIENTS QUANTITY
Sugar 1 cup (1 1/2 cups)
Butter 1/2 cup (3/4 cups)
Evaporated milk 1 cup (12 oz. can)
Vanilla 1 teaspoon (1 1/2 tsp)
Egg yolks 3 (4)
Flaked coconut 1 1/3 cups (2 cups)
Chopped pecans 1 cup (1 1/2 cups)

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, mix sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, and egg yolks.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thick (approximately 12 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat and stir in coconut and pecans.
  4. Beat until spreading consistency.
  5. Allow the frosting to cool and thicken before generously icing the cake.

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