German Chocolate Cake with Pecan Icing

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Deliciously authentic and traditional throughout the decades.  Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Cake:
  • 1 4oz. bar German Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Chocolate Cake Icing:
  • 1/2 cups canned milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cups Angel Flake Coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups Millican Pecan Halves or Millican Pecan Pieces

Instructions

Cake: Melt chocolate in boiling water. Cream margarine and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time (beating after each egg) and vanilla.  Sift together flour, salt and soda.  Add dry ingredients to batter, then add buttermilk.  Beat well at least 2 minutes after all the ingredients have been added. Bake in 3 greased 9-inch round cake pans at 350 degrees for 25 or 30 minutes. Frost with Icing.

Icing: Mix all the ingredients except nuts & coconut in saucepan & cook 12 minutes, stirring constantly.  Add pecan pieces & coconut & beat until mixture is of spreading consistency. Top with pecan halves if desired.

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