Monday, July 11, 2016

Vintage German Chocolate Cake in a 9" X 13" Pan.

I've posted many vintage recipes. Here's another very popular cake recipe from the 1950's.
I've adapted the recipe to make it more contemporary without changing the integrity of the original recipe.
I like the concept of making this cake in a 9 X 13 pan. Traditionally it's make in round cake pans, layered, filled and frosted. That can be difficult for a first time baker. I've always loved the flavor combinations in a German Chocolate Cake.

Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
1 - 9" X 13" Glass Pan brushed well with Pan Release Mix. (equal parts of Crisco, Vegetable Oil and Flour) I start with 1 C of each mixed well and refrigerated in a Jar. I always have it available for all of my baking needs. It's a foolproof release mix.

2 C sifted Flour.
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 C Water
1 - 4 oz. Package of Baker's German Sweet Chocolate
4 Large Eggs, separated.
16 TBS Butter, room temperature.
2 C Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 C Buttermilk

12 TBS Butter, room temperature.
1 - 12 oz. can of Evaporated Milk
1 1/2 C Granulated Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
4 Large Egg Yolks, beaten.
7 oz. Baker's Flaked Coconut
1 1/2 C Chopped Pecans

Cake instructions:
In a Mixing Bowl:
Sifted Flour
Baking Soda
Whisk well.

In a glass bowl:
Heat in a Microwave for 1 minute. Remove, stir well and set aside.

Separate the Eggs.

In a Glass Bowl:
Egg Whites
Beat until stiff and set aside.

In a Large Mixing Bowl, with a Hand Mixer:
Beat for 3 minutes until well combined.
Egg Yolks, one at a time, beat until well combined.

Gradually Add:
Melted Chocolate to the Butter mixture.
Beat until well combined.

Vanilla, Mix by hand until incorporated.

Mix this next step by hand, don't use a mixer.
Fold in:
Flour, alternating with Buttermilk until completely combined.

Fold in, by hand:
Beaten Egg Whites.

Pour Batter into the Pan.
Bake 30 - 40 minutes.
A Toothpick in the center should come out clean.
Remove Pan to a rack to cool for 10 minutes.

Make the Frosting.

In a Saucepan on Medium Heat:
Butter, until melted.
Egg Yolks
Cook for about 10 - 12 minutes.
Stir constantly until it begins to thicken.
Remove from heat.

Fold in:
Stir by hand until well combined.
Pour over the Cake and smooth evenly with an Offset Spatula.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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