German Chocolate Layer Cake With Coconut Pecan Frosting Recipe

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German Chocolate Layer Cake With Coconut Pecan Frosting
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  1. Grease two 9-inch layer cake pans and line bottoms with waxed paper.
  2. Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cream butter; add flour mixture, 3/4 cup buttermilk, and vanilla. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened; beat at medium speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes, scraping bowl from time to time.
  4. Add melted chocolate, eggs, and remaining 1/4 cup buttermilk. Beat 1 minute longer.
  5. Pour batter into prepared cake pans. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for about 35 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool in pans on rack for 15 minutes. Remove and cool completely on racks.
  7. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, sugars, butter, and vanilla. Bring to a full boil, stirring constantly.
  8. Remove from heat (mixture might appear a bit curdled).
  9. Quickly stir a small amount of the hot liquid into the beaten egg yolks; return egg yolk mixture to the hot mixture in saucepan and blend well. Return to a boil, stirring constantly.
  10. Remove from heat and stir in coconut and pecans. Cool to spreading consistency, beating occasionally.
  11. Here then i added me own little flair, it's perfect just the way it is, but this adds a little something extra. I chopped up some more pecans somewhat small and pressed them into the sides all the way around. Then i just topped it with some chocolate shavings. Enjoy.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2271.82 Kcal (9512 kJ)
Calories from fat 1370.91 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 152.32g 234%
Cholesterol 367.79mg 123%
Sodium 817.03mg 34%
Potassium 762.66mg 16%
Total Carbs 232.44g 77%
Sugars 143.32g 573%
Dietary Fiber 14.54g 58%
Protein 27.9g 56%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 22%
Iron 11.4mg 63%
Calcium 346.1mg 35%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 388.43 Kcal (1626 kJ)
Calories from fat 234.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.04g 234%
Cholesterol 62.88mg 123%
Sodium 139.69mg 34%
Potassium 130.4mg 16%
Total Carbs 39.74g 77%
Sugars 24.5g 573%
Dietary Fiber 2.49g 58%
Protein 4.77g 56%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 22%
Iron 1.9mg 63%
Calcium 59.2mg 35%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 57.3
  • 66

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

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

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