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German Chocolate Cake #7683305 12/08/19 02:19 PM
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This was my first attempt at making this cake recipe. It was my mothers recipe that she always made for me on my birthday. I did not realize how much went into making it from scratch. She would double the frosting recipe so I did the same. It took all of it to cover the cake, so it was a good thing I did.

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German Chocolate cake
1 Pkg. - German Chocolate (4 oz.)
2.5 Cups - Sifted Flour
1 tsp. - Soda
½ Cup - Boiling Water
1 Cup - Margarine
2 Cups – Sugar
1 Cup - Buttermilk
4 - Egg yolks unbeaten
4 - Egg whites
1 tsp. - Vanilla
½ tsp. – Salt
* Melt chocolate in ½ cup of boiling water and let cool.
* Cream the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
* Add egg yolks one at a time, beating after each.
* Add melted chocolate mixture and mix well.
* Sift together, salt , soda , and flour.
* Add alternately with milk to chocolate mixture beating till smooth.
* Beat egg white until stiff and fold into batter.
* Pour into 3/ 8 or 9 inch round pans that have been greased and floured.
* Bake @ 350 for about 40 minutes.

Frosting: I always double this.(combine) 1 cup evaporated milk, 1 cup sugar, 3 egg yolks, 1 stick of margarine, 1 tsp. vanilla in sauce pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened (about 12 minutes). Add 1 ½ cups of coconut and 1 cup chopped pecans. Beat until cool and thickened enough to spread. Frost between layers, top and side of cake.

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Love German chocolate cake, this is my son's favorite. My fav. is carrot cake.

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My favorite, looks great!


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That was always, and still is my birthday cake.


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Looks very good, one of my favorites.

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Pure greatness. Would.


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Wow, great contribution TPACK. Thank you and your mom.


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German Chocolate is my favorite followed by Carrot Cake and then a Yellow cake with Chocolate icing.

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Same for me. German chocolate every birthday.

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Looks incredible

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Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
Looks incredible


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That looks fantastic!!! food


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I took the cake to my Grandson today and hung around long enough to get a piece of cake. This is the first time I had eaten my mothers GCC recipe since the early 90`s and it was Amazing if I may say so..... And I may. I cannot believe it took me so long to make one.

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Originally Posted by bigbob_ftw
My favorite, looks great!


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Awesome. My mom makes the same for my birthday, Grandma's recipe. Hard to beat it.


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Baking to me is a gift like dancing, writing, or singing. Looks as if you sung a great song. cheers


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There is no cutting corners when it comes to making a great German chocolate cake, scratch is the only way to go.


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That looks great!!

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Originally Posted by Stub
German Chocolate is my favorite followed by Carrot Cake and then a Yellow cake with Chocolate icing.

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Looks great, love German chocolate cake. I do wish I could find one with no coconut in it once though.


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Originally Posted by redchevy
Looks great, love German chocolate cake. I do wish I could find one with no coconut in it once though.



it wouldn't be german chocolate at that point. confused2


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It would be close enough for me.


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Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
Same for me. German chocolate every birthday.


My wife makes an amazing German chocolate cake...


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Originally Posted by redchevy
Looks great, love German chocolate cake. I do wish I could find one with no coconut in it once though.

That's why its one of my favorites. GCK is my birthday cake and has been since I was a kid. You see, my brother HATES coconut. So it left plenty for me.


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Im a carrot cake connoisseur myself.


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