German Sweet Chocolate Cake

Oxmoor House
one 3- layer cake


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1 (4-ounce) package sweet baking chocolate
1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine chocolate and boiling water; stirring until melted. Set aside.

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add chocolate mixture; beat well.

Dissolve soda in buttermilk. Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla.

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.

Pour batter into 3 waxed paper-lined and greased 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely.

Spread Coconut-Pecan Filling between the layers and on top of the cooled cake.

Created date

February 2010