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German Chocolate Cake with brown sugar and coconut topping.

Provided by Sally

Categories     Desserts     Cakes     Chocolate Cake Recipes     German Chocolate Cake

Yield 12

Number Of Ingredients 16

1 ½ cups cake flour
1 cup white sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup butter, softened
⅜ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 (1 ounce) squares German sweet chocolate
2 large eggs eggs
⅜ cup buttermilk
⅔ cup flaked coconut
½ cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cream
¼ cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup butter, softened


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 inch square cake pan. Sift the cake flour, 1 cup white sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.
  • Cream 1/3 cup of the butter or margarine. Stir in 3/8 cup buttermilk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the melted and cooled German sweet chocolate, eggs, and the remaining 3/8 cup buttermilk. Continue to beat at medium speed for another minute more. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes. Cool in pan for 15 minutes then frost.
  • To Make Frosting: Combine the coconut, brown sugar, cream, chopped nuts, 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Mix until of a spreadable consistency. Spread over top of baked cake. Broil 3 inches from heat until browned (about 3 minutes). Serve cake warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 352.8 calories, Carbohydrate 48.6 g, Cholesterol 58.7 mg, Fat 16.9 g, Fiber 1.4 g, Protein 4 g, SaturatedFat 9.7 g, Sodium 278.1 mg, Sugar 32.8 g

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