German Chocolate Cake: 3SP





  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 4 (1 ounces each) squares German sweet chocolate bars
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cup white sugar
  • 4 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1⁄2 cup cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 4 egg white
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 3 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1 1⁄3 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 tsp shortening
  • 1 (1 ounce) semisweet chocolate bars




  1. 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 4 ounces chocolate until melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

WW SP: 3


Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 735Calories from Fat 365
% Daily Value
Total Fat 41g62%
Saturated Fat 22g108%
Cholesterol 187mg62%
Sodium 458mg18%
Potassium 256mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 88g28%
Dietary Fiber 3g11%
Sugars 63g
Protein 9g18%

Credit: kitchme

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