German Chocolate Cake
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Serves: 32 servings
 
Ingredients
  • Cake
  • ¼ cup SACO Premium Cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp solid vegetable shortening
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup boiling water
  • 1⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup SACO Cultured Buttermilk Blend
  • ⅔ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 3 egg whites
  • Coconut-Pecan Frosting
  • ⅔ cup evaporated milk
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Cake
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Grease 13 x 9 inch pan, two 9-inch, or three 8-inch round layer pans.
  4. Place cocoa, shortening and sugar in small bowl and add boiling water.
  5. Stir until blended; cool.
  6. In medium mixing bowl sift together flour, baking soda, salt and SACO Buttermilk Blend; set aside. In large mixing bowl combine butter, 1 cup sugar and vanilla.
  7. Beat until fluffy.
  8. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time.
  9. Gradually add cocoa mixture.
  10. Beating on low speed, alternate the addition of the dry ingredients and water to the cocoa mixture. Mix just until well-blended.
  11. Do not overbeat.
  12. In separate mixing bowl beat egg whites until stiff.
  13. Fold into batter.
  14. Pour into desired baking pan(s).
  15. Bake two 9-inch layer pans 30 to 35 minutes, three 8-inch layer pans 25 to 30 minutes, or rectangular pan 40 to 45 minutes, or until wooden toothpick tests done.
  16. Cool.
  17. Fill and frost top with Coconut-Pecan Frosting.
  18. Coconut-Pecan Frosting
  19. In medium saucepan blend together evaporated milk, sugar, butter and egg.
  20. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil.
  21. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  22. Cool slightly and add coconut, pecans and vanilla.
  23. Cool until of spreading consistency, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 141 Fat: 9g Saturated fat: 5g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 13g Sugar: 7g Sodium: 128mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 3g Cholesterol: 15mg
Recipe by SacoFoods at http://www.sacofoods.com/german-chocolate-cake-2/