Tuesday, November 19, 2013

German Chocolate Cake




My Dear Sister Marlyn Went To Live With The Lord This Month November 4 2013. She Will Always Be A Part Of Me In Cooking And Sharing Recipes. Times With Her Was Treasure Moments. One Of The Moments Our Family Share. Is An Unforgettable Moments Of Her In The Kitchen Cooking The Holidays Dinner With Our Mother.

This Will Remind In My Heart Forever. My Dear Sister Marlyn Bake The German Chocolate Cake For Our Holiday Meals. I Am Dedicating This Recipe To Her With All My Love.
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Cake Ingredients

This recipe calls for:

1 (4-oz.) package of Baker's Sweetened Chocolate (No other will do).

1/2 cup boiling water

1 cup butter or margarine

2 cups sugar

4 egg yolks

4 eggs whites

1 teaspoon Vanilla

2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

Melting Chocolate

Take one package of Baker's sweetened chocolate and mix it with 1/2 cup of boiling water. You are done mixing the chocolate once it is all dissolved (as seen in the lower left picture). Let this cool before adding it to the mixture in step four.

You will want to go ahead and preheat the oven to 350F so it will be ready when you need it.

Mixing Butter
 Mix 1 cup of butter with 2 cups of sugar until they are fluffy and rich. This should not take but a few minutes.






 Add Egg Yolks

Slowly add in your egg yolks while beating the mixture. Once no more streaks, or spots of yellow remain they have been mixed in well enough.



Add Melted Chocolate

Add Chocolate liquid and 1 teaspoon vanilla after the egg yolk is completely mixed in to the batter.

Sift Flour


It is important to sift the flour in order to remove all the lumps. This is the time when you add 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the flour. You may want to do step nine now so that you don't have your cake batter sitting out of the oven too long


 Adding Milk and Flour



Add the milk and flour to the mixture at the same time, but alternating between the two (milk, flour, milk, flour...) Don't stop mixing as you do this. Once you are done beating in the milk and flour, make sure that it is smooth.

Egg Whites Fluffy Egg Whites
   

Beating Egg Whites

If you have never beaten egg whites before; it can be tricky, so pay close attention.

Take your four egg whites and beat them at a high speed. When you lift the beater out of the bowl it should have a peak, or pointed tip at the end of it. This means they are done being whipped. They should look exactly like the ones in the lower left picture of this step. This process should take about 5 minutes.

You will want to move quickly on to the next step to keep the egg white fluffy.

Make sure that there is no egg yolk mixed into your egg whites.

Adding Egg Whites Folding Egg Whites Keap Folding Egg Whites Cake Batter

Folding in Egg Whites
   
Fold in Egg Whites




Now fold in your egg whites SLOWLY. DO NOT STIR OR BEAT THEM IN!! This would ruin the cake!
Marking Wax PaperCutting Wax PaperFloured Cake Pan

Cake Pan
   


Use a knife, or a pen to mark a sheet of wax paper around the exterior of the pan. Then cut on the line you just drew. Coat the inside of the pan with shortening. Then put flour on the inside and shake it till the sides and bottom are cover.

Do this for each of the three cake pans.

Pouring Cake Batter in Pans

Pour Cake Batter



Pour equal amounts of batter into each 8 inch cake pan.

Cake in Oven
   
Step Eleven: Baking German Chocolate Cake


Put the cakes in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Do not open the oven until the cake has been in for the required time, if you do it will fall in the middle.  Stick a tooth pick in your cake after baking. If it comes out clean your cake is done, if it comes out gooey then it needs another five don't over bake keep checking.


Cake Layers
   
Cake Flipping


Once your cake layers have cooled for 15  minutes you will need to remove them from their cake pans. Using a knife cut the cake away from the sides of the cake pan. Then flip it over on a cooling rack and remove the wax paper from the bottom.

For The Frosting:

1 cup evaporated milk

1 cup sugar

3 beaten egg yolks

1/2 cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/3 cup Baker's Angel Flake Coconut

1 cup chopped pecans (roasted)

Mix the following ingredients on a stove set on medium heat for 12 minutes:

1 cup evaporated milk

1 cup sugar

3 beaten egg yolks

1/2 cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla



Once you are done stirring in the above ingredients add the coconut and roasted pecans


Adding Coconut

Adding Pecan
This is the finish product let it cool
frosting your cake
You can frosting you cake many ways
Or


 And With Chocolate


Here A Piece To You My Dear Sister Rest In Peace.