Ingredients

How to make it

  • Line bottoms of 3 ( 9inch) round pans with wax or parchment paper;grease sides of pans.
  • Cake:
  • Microwave chocolate and water in microwave on high for about 2 min until chocolate is melted. You will need to check and stir it a few times while in the microwave.
  • Mix flour, baking soda and salt;set aside
  • Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in chocolate mixture and vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat egg whites in another bowl with mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently stir into batter.
  • Pour evenly into prepared pans.
  • Bake at 350* for 30 min. or done.
  • Cool in pans for 15 minutes.
  • Remove cake layers from pan and remove wax paper.
  • Cool completely.
  • Spread frosting between layers and onto top of the cake.
  • For frosting:
  • Mix milk, sugar, butter, eggyolks and vanilla in large saucepan.
  • Cook on medium heat for about 12 min.( I do this for about 15 min.) until golden brown and thickened. You have to stir the entire time.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add coconut and pecans, mix well.
  • Cool .
  • Frost the cake!
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    " It was excellent "
    choclytcandy ate it and said...
    that looks so good.
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    Omg i totally missed this one its beautiful and i love german chocolate i was suppose to make this for my nephew and alot of my recipes are packed still looking for them haha so i came acrossed this beauty thank you ........five...........im off to to the store to get all i need thanks

    tink
    happy thanksgiving to you
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    This looks and sounds wonderful!Thanks Michelle.
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    Michelle, I am trying to catch up on a few I've missed, in my absence lately...YOU ARE KILLN' ME with these mouth-watering pictures and recipes!! STOP...wait, I don't mean that - please KEEP posting these great pictures and recipes...I'll suffer through the pain and try to stop inhaling my computer screen.
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    " It was excellent "
    shandy ate it and said...
    Hello and WoW! Your pictures are beautiful and the cake looks like I could taste the chocolate and pecan, coconut right through the picture! Honestly, I started thinking about it and I don't believe I have ever made a German Chocolate cake. Well, I do have german chocolate bars in the cupboard so I will have to rectify this by trying it immediately. Also, I still can't quit thinking about your Lindt cookies. So much baking, so little time! Hugs and talk to you soon =D
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    I have postponed this cake making for months,I think it is time to make.You made it look easy for us.Thank you Michelle.
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    Hi Michelle i hope you're having a blessed week-end
    what a decadent looking cake!!!! a MUST TRY,however i dont think here in South Africa, we get the "Baker's German sweet chocolate bar" can you be so kind as to perhaps tell me the ingredients in the chocolate or what it looks like
    once again great pictures,my friend
    have a super baking week-end !!
    Hope the temperature is rising:)
    Mumtaz
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    This truly is a delicious cake! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    vickycummins ate it and said...
    My favorite kind of cake! Can't wait to try it!
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    " It was excellent "
    wolfpackjack ate it and said...
    One my top 3 favs... great post.
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    " It was excellent "
    borinda ate it and said...
    I felt my hips expand as I salivated reading this recipe!!!
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  • richdaddycookies 6 years ago
    Looks awesome! Right up my alley, I have to try this one!
    Rich
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  • pat2me 6 years ago
    It looks wonderful, Michell...thanks for posting!
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