How to make it

  • Melt chocolate in water then cool.
  • Cream butter and sugar then beat in egg yolks.
  • Stir in vanilla and chocolate.
  • Mix flour, soda and salt then beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form then fold into batter.
  • Pour batter into three cake pans lined on bottoms with waxed paper.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes then cool 15 minutes and remove and totally cool on wire rack.
  • For filling cook milk, eggs and water over a double boiler until thickened.
  • Add vanilla and butter then whisk until it is melted and smooth.
  • Add the chopped pecans and coconut.
  • Spread between layers and over tops and sides of cake.
  • Garnish with pecan halves.

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    " It was excellent "
    cherylannxo ate it and said...
    Great recipe--5..Cheryl
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  • irishiz 12 years ago
    My favorite cake growing up - always asked for it for my birthday. Of course, it was the packaged mix - so I'm anxious to try the real thing. Thanks!
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  • jenniferbyrdez 12 years ago
    Looks like the real deal. This is the kind we eat in N.O. Of couse I get mine at the bakery. Thank you.
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  • vickycummins 12 years ago
    chefmeow, love those old recipes!!! Yum!!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    My momma used to make this recipe a lot and it's always been a favorite of mine. Thank you for giving me the classic recipe. =)
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