German Chocolate CakeSubmitted by: MRSNEWELL
IntroductionDefinitely not low-fat or low-cal, but a fantastic cake to serve to guests! Taken from www.dianaskitchen.com Definitely not low-fat or low-cal, but a fantastic cake to serve to guests! Taken from www.dianaskitchen.com
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sour cream
4 large eggs
4 ounces sweet baking chocolate, melted
1/2 cup milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
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 about 1 1/3 cups
1 cup chopped pecans
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, butter, sour cream, eggs, chocolate, milk, and vanilla. Beat with mixer at low speed until blended. Increase mixer to high and beat 2 minutes longer. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Bake in a preheated 350Â° oven for about 35 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove to racks to cool completely.
In a saucepan over medium heat, bring evaporated milk, brown sugar, and butter to a full boil; remove from heat. Stir in coconut and pecans. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
When cake is cool, place one layer on cake platter; spoon half of the coconut mixture onto the layer. Top with remaining cake layer and top with remaining topping. Serves 12.
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MRSNEWELL.
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Thanks for posting this - I needed a really good German Choc cake recipe for a special birthday cake and this one is perfect!
Easy to make but everybody commented that it was the best one they ever tasted!
Update - I made this cake for a birthday and it was a huge success-"best cake ever!" - 2/10/12