How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease and flour 3 9x2 inch round cake pans, then line bottoms with wax paper.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the chocolate with the water, stirring to melt the chocolate, and blend well. Set aside and cool for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium sized bowl, sift together the flour, the baking soda, and the salt. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks, about 1 minute.
  • In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the egg yolks, beating until well combined.
  • Add the chocolate mixture and the vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients in thirds, alternating with he buttermilk, beating after each addition, until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites on the high speed of an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gently fold into batter.
  • Divide batter among the prepared pans.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Be careful not to over bake, as this cake has a different, lighter texture than most.
  • Let cake cool in pans for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack.
  • In a large saucepan, beat together the evaporated milk and the egg yolks.
  • Stir in the sugar, the butter , and the vanilla extract.
  • Stir over medium heat about 15-18 minutes or until thickened and bubbly and golden in color. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the coconut and pecans.
  • Transfer to a large bowl and cool until room temperature and of good spreading consistency (about 2 hours.)
  • When cake has cooled, spread frosting between layers and over top of cake.

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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    I was looking for german choc. cake for tomorrow and came across this one. Sounds delicious!
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  • tiara 10 years ago
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  • bondc 10 years ago
    I tell ya, you're killin me. That marmalade cake is almost cool enough to frost ...
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  • 24thesweed 11 years ago
    There goes my diet. I love chocolate cake and this one will be well worth those extra pounds.
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