Thursday, June 7, 2012

Grandma Frey's German Chocolate cake

Every year, Dan wants two things on his birthday. Beef Stroganoff and German Chocolate Cake. I wasn't thinking when I planned our menu, and we had Beef Stroganoff last week, so instead we had another favorite of his, Granmda Frey's Spaghetti. He did get his German Chocolate Cake. It's another recipe from his Grandma Frey. Dan's mom has made it for him on his birthday since he can remember, so when we got married... I was given the recipe. I'm not a fan of coconut, so Dan usually gets to eat the whole thing by himself, which he has no complaints about. 

German Chocolate Cake  from Grandma Frey
½ C. Boiling water
1 bar (4oz.) Sweet German  Cooking Chocolate
2 C. Sugar
1 C. Margarine
4 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
2 ½ C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 C. buttermilk
4 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Pour boiling water on chocolate in small bowl. Stir until melted. Mix sugar, margarine- beat until fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time. Beat in chocolate and vanilla. Add soda, salt, and flour, alternately with buttermilk. Beat until smooth. Fold in egg whites. Bake 45-50 minutes at 350 degrees in either 9 X 13 or two 8” pans.

Coconut/Walnut Frosting
1 C. Sugar
1 C. evaporated milk
½ C. margarine
3 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
2 C. coconut
1 C. chopped walnuts

Mix sugar, milk, margarine, egg yolks  and vanilla in sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thick- about 12 minutes. Stir in coconut and walnuts. 

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