German Chocolate Cake From: (Stephanie da Silva)

Date: Wed, 7 Jul 93 9:29:12 CDT

            (3 layers)

            4 oz german sweet chocolate   
            1/2 cup boiling water         
            1 cup butter                  
            2 cups sugar                  
            4 egg yolks                   
            4 egg whites, stiffly beaten
            1 tsp vanilla
            2 1/2 cups flour
            1 tsp baking soda
            1/2 tsp salt
            1 cup buttermilk

            Melt chocolate in boiling water.  Cream butter and sugar until
            fluffy, add egg yolks, vanilla, and chocolate. Add dry ingredients
            alternately with buttermilk.  Fold in egg whites.  Pour into
            three 9" pans, lined on bottoms with wax paper.  Bake at 350 for
            30-35 minutes.  Frost tops with Coconut Pecan Frosting, leaving
            sides unfrosted.

            Coconut Pecan Filling and Frosting 

            1 cup evaporated milk
            1 cup sugar
            3 egg yolks
            1/2 cup butter
            1 tsp vanilla
            1 1/3 cup coconut
            1 cup chopped pecans

            Combine all except coconut and pecans in a saucepan.  Cook 
            over medium heat, stirring constantly, about 12 minutes.
            When mixture thickens, remove from heat.  Stir in coconut
            and pecans.  Cool until spreadable.


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