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German Chocolate Cake

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cocoa cup boiling water
1 cup plus 3 tbsp. butter 2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla 4 eggs
2 cups flour 1 tsp. baking soda
tsp. salt 1 cup buttermilk
Coconut Pecan Frosting (recipe follows) Pecan halves

In small bowl combine cocoa & water; stir until smooth. Set aside to cool.
Heat oven to 350. Grease three 9 inch round baking pans; line with wax paper.
In large mixing bowl cream butter.
Add sugar & vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addtition.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with chocolate mixture& buttermilk to creamed mixture
Mix only until smooth.
Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center.
Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans and peel off paper.
Cool completely.
Spread coconut pecan frosting between layers and over top.
Garnish with pecan halves, if desired.
Cover; refrigerate frosted cake.

Coconut Pecan Frosting

1 can ( 14 oz) sweetened condensed milk 3 egg yolks, beatened
cup butter 1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut 1 cup chopped pecans

In heavy 2 quart saucepan combine condensed milk, egg yolks and butter.
Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, coconut and pecans.
Cool 15 minutes.

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