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A Recipe for German Chocolate Cake

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A Recipe for German Cake Recipe

Ingredients for the Cake:

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 ounces sweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for the Topping:

  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 can (3 1/2 ounces) flaked coconut, or approximately 1 1/3 cups
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions for the Cake:

1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C). Grease and flour two 8-inch baking pans.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, butter, sour cream eggs, chocolate, milk and vanilla. Beat with a mixer at low speed until blended. Increase mixer speed to high and beat 2 minutes more.

3. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pans and place in the oven.

4. Bake for 35 minutes. Remove to racks and cool completely.

Instructions for the Cake:

1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the evaporated milk, brown sugar and butter fo a full boil. Remove from heat and stir in coconut and pecans. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

2. When the cake is cool, place one layer on a serving platter. Spoon half of the coconut mixture onto the layer. Top with the remaining cake layer and top with the remaining coconut mixture.

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