Thursday, October 12, 2006

German Chocolate cake

This is an amazing cake. Moist, chocolaty, nice frosting.
The original recipe came from, but it needed some modifications.
So, i doubled the amount of chocolate in the cake, used good quality dutch chocolate, i toasted the coconut before using it, and, toasted some more coconut to decorate with. Yummy.
Every one raved about this cake. I made it twice now, and you really only need to frost the middle and the top, as it is a really 'heavy'cake. Really filling. So. Top and middle is enough.

1/2 cup water
8 (1 ounce) squares German sweet chocolate
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 egg whites
1 cup white sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
3 egg yolks, beaten
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut+ extra for decorating
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon shortening
1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 - 9 inch round pans. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a small saucepan, heat water and 8 ounces chocolate until melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
In a large bowl, cream 1 cup butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 4 egg yolks one at a time. Blend in the melted chocolate mixture and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated.
In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain.
Pour into 3 - 9 inch pans Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto wire rack.
To make the Filling: In a saucepan combine 1 cup sugar, evaporated milk, 1/2 cup butter, and 3 egg yolks. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut, pecans and vanilla. Cool until thick enough to spread.
Spread filling between layers and on top of cake. In a small saucepan, melt shortening and 1 ounce of chocolate. Stir until smooth and drizzle down the sides of the cake.


Blogger FH said...

That looks sinfully delicious!You are a good baker unlike me!Good job!Have fun eating it!!
My husband's Medical Rep. gave us this big box of pastries from 'Ganache' bakery,we are stuffed up to our nose with those!:) It's too much sometimes and calories?!NOOO!!:))

12:14 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

hoi bakingfreak! =)
this cake looks amazing(!)
zit helemaal te kwijlen hier achter mn computer...
*drool, drool...*
echt leuk om meer nederlandse foodblogs in het engels te vinden - super!
groetjes Julia

2:08 AM  

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