German Chocolate Cake
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- 4 ounces chopped or grated organic chocolate
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 cup raw or organic butter, softened
- 2 cups maple sugar
- 4 pastured or organic eggs, yolks separated from whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups sprouted white wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup + 3 tablespoons whole organic buttermilk
Frosting (double this recipe to frost sides of cake):
- 1 cup light organic or raw cream
- 1 cup coconut sap sugar or muscavado
- 3 pastured or organic egg yolks, beaten
- 1/2 cup raw or organic butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/3 cups flaked organic coconut
- 1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Butter and flour 3 round cake pans.
- Line each with wax paper or natural parchment.
- Place chopped or grated chocolate in a small glass or ceramic bowl.
- Add boiling water and stir until melted. Set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl mix butter with sugar until fluffy. Slowly add egg yolks and blend well.
- Add melted chocolate and vanilla and blend well.
- In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt together.
- Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk to your batter, beginning and ending with flour.
- Blend until batter is smooth.
- In a clean glass or ceramic bowl beat egg whites until stiff peaks form (about 5 minutes).
- Fold the egg whites slowly into your cake batter. Don't stir or beat them in.
- Divide your batter between your prepared cake pans.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Cool layers 15 minutes before removing to cooling rack.
- Slowly remove the wax paper from each inverted layer.
- In a heavy saucepan on medium heat, combine cream, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla.
- Stir until melted and continue stirring for 12 minutes.
- Stir in the coconut and toasted pecans.
- Remove frosting from heat and let cool until firm and easy to spread.
- Frost a layer and place another on top.
- Frost top of cake (and sides if frosting recipe doubled).
- You can refrigerate your iced cake for a couple of hours to hold the frosting in place, but it should be fine out of the refrigerator after that. Delicious!!
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