Ruby's German Chocolate Cake 1950s

4.7 of 5 (3)
member ratings
Create a Recipe Makeover
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 748.0
  • Total Fat: 42.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 190.8 mg
  • Sodium: 552.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 86.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 8.7 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Ruby's German Chocolate Cake 1950s calories by ingredient
Submitted by:

Number of Servings: 12


    1/2 c boiling water
    1 - 4 oz bar sweet cooking chocolate
    2 c sugar
    1 c butter
    4 egg yolks
    1 tsp vanilla
    2.5 c cake flour
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp salt
    1 c buttermilk
    4 egg whites stiffly beaten
    1 c sugar
    1 c evaporated milk
    .5 c btter
    3 egg yolks
    1 tsp vanilla
    1-1/3 c coconut flakes
    1 c pecans, chopped


Heat oven to 350 degrees
Line bottom of pans with wax paper
Pour boiling water in chocolate in small bowl and stir until the chocolate melts.
Mix sugar & butter in large bowl until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks one at a time. Beat in chocolate & vanila on low.
Mix flour, baking soda & salt together in separate bowl. Alternate flour mixture and buttermilk into chocolate batter mixture, beating after each addition until batter is smooth.
Fold in egg whites.
Divide batter among three 9" round pans. Bake 30-35 minutes and then cool. * Recipe calories based on 2% milk as substitute instead of using buttermilk.
Mix sugar, milk, butter, egg yolks and vanilla in 1 qt sauce pan over medium heat stirring occasionally until thick (10-12 minutes). Add coconut and pecans. Stir until desired thickness.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHEILA8383.

TAGS:  Desserts |

Rate This Recipe

Member Ratings For This Recipe

  • Incredible!

    - 6/28/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • That sounds soooo good. I may have to try it sometime. - 4/28/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    This is my Grandmother's Receipe and is EXCELLENT. It is from the 1950s, the receipe that brought GCC into the US. So good, but make sure you are willing to work this calories off as it is not a healthy receipe but great for special occasions. - 4/28/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No