German Chocolate Cake II Recipe

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German Chocolate Cake II
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 4 - 9 inch round pans. Melt the chopped German chocolate in 1/2 cup hot water, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the 2 cups sugar and shortening. Beat in 4 egg yolks until smooth. Next, stir in the buttermilk and vanilla. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; mix into creamed mixture. Then, stir in the melted chocolate. In another bowl, whip egg whites to stiff peaks, fold into the batter. Divide the batter evenly between the four pans, and spread evenly.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cake in pans on wire racks. When cool, fill and ice with the coconut pecan icing.
  4. To make the icing: In a medium bowl, whip 1 egg yolk, heavy cream and 1 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. Cook in the top of a double boiler, until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the coconut, pecans and butter. Cool before icing the cake.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 8246.84 Kcal (34528 kJ)
Calories from fat 4784.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 531.6g 818%
Cholesterol 1296.16mg 432%
Sodium 3229.33mg 135%
Potassium 2566.91mg 55%
Total Carbs 799.28g 266%
Sugars 451.04g 1804%
Dietary Fiber 31.46g 126%
Protein 111.68g 223%
Vitamin C 4.2mg 7%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 17.8mg 99%
Calcium 999.8mg 100%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 359.08 Kcal (1503 kJ)
Calories from fat 208.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.15g 818%
Cholesterol 56.44mg 432%
Sodium 140.61mg 135%
Potassium 111.77mg 55%
Total Carbs 34.8g 266%
Sugars 19.64g 1804%
Dietary Fiber 1.37g 126%
Protein 4.86g 223%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 7%
Iron 0.8mg 99%
Calcium 43.5mg 100%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 208.4
  • 231

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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