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German Sweet Chocolate Cake

Yield one 3- layer cake

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Coconut-Pecan Filling

How to Make It

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

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

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

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