Gen Kidwell

Family Cookbook
by Gen Kidwell

German Chocolate Cake

This has no German Chocolate in it but you will not miss it!!

2 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
1 stick of margarine
½ cup of Crisco
1 cup of water
4 tablespoons of cocoa
½ cup of buttermilk
2 large or extra large eggs
1 teaspoon of soda
2 tablespoons of vanilla

Combine flour and sugar in a large bowl, in a pan combine Crisco margarine and water and cocoa bring to a boil and pour over flour and sugar mixture, beat then add eggs buttermilk and soda and vanilla. Mix good I put mine in 3 layers but can put it in a long pan.

Cook at 300 or 350 until done.

When cool, ice with this frosting recipe.

German Chocolate Frosting

1 can of evaporated milk (2 cup size)
2 sticks margarine
5 egg yolks
2 cups of sugar

Stir good and cook until pretty think then add:

2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
2 cups of coconut

After it is cool put between layers and on top.

This is a lot of frosting but I like a lot on this cake, can even frost the sides, I did on my last one and it was so moist and so good.

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