Light German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Light German Chocolate Cake
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Coat 3 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray, and dust with 1 Tbs flour.
  3. Combine cocoa and chocolate in a small bowl; add boiling water, stirring until chocolate melts; set aside.
  4. Combine sugars, butter, and oil in a large bowl, and beat at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 5 minutes).
  5. Add yogurt, extracts, and egg whites; beat well.
  6. Lightly spoon sifted flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife.
  7. Combine sifted flour through salt.
  8. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat in cocoa mixture.
  9. Pour cake batter into prepared pans and sharply tap pans once on counter to remove air bubbles.
  10. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  11. Cool in pans 10 minutes, and remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
  12. Place 1 cake layer on a plate; spread with 1/3 cup Coconut-Pecan Frosting, and top with another cake layer.
  13. Spread with 1/3 cup frosting (below), and top with remaining cake layer.
  14. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake.
  15. Store cake loosely covered in refrigerator.
  16. FROSTING:.
  17. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  18. Add chopped pecans, and sauté until the pecans are browned (about 21/2 minutes).
  19. Remove mixture from heat, and stir in sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
  20. Add milk, syrup, and egg yolks, and stir well.
  21. Cook 2 minutes over medium-high heat or until thick, stirring constantly.
  22. Remove from heat, and stir in flaked coconut and extracts.
  23. Pour mixture into a bowl; cover and chill until slightly stiff (about 15 minutes).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 245.9 Kcal (1030 kJ)
Calories from fat 102.54 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.39g 18%
Cholesterol 30.3mg 10%
Sodium 179.14mg 7%
Potassium 219.48mg 5%
Total Carbs 35.51g 12%
Sugars 31.48g 126%
Dietary Fiber 1.49g 6%
Protein 3.4g 7%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Iron 0.8mg 5%
Calcium 78.2mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 274.71 Kcal (1150 kJ)
Calories from fat 114.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.73g 18%
Cholesterol 33.85mg 10%
Sodium 200.13mg 7%
Potassium 245.19mg 5%
Total Carbs 39.67g 12%
Sugars 35.17g 126%
Dietary Fiber 1.67g 6%
Protein 3.8g 7%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 87.4mg 8%

* 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

  • 5.6
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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