Nan’s yummy German chocolate cake

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Nan says she’s made this cake many times and it’s always a hit with everyone . . . especially the icing.

German chocolate cake . . . with decadent icing

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup yoghurt
200g soft butter
2 level tsp baking soda
3 cups self raising flour
½ tsp salt
¾ cup cocoa
2 tsp coffee dissolved in 1 cup hot water
1½ tsp vanilla essence

METHOD:


• Put all ingredients in a large bowl and beat for about 2-3 minutes until smooth and combined.
• Put into a greased 24cm round cake tin and bake in moderate oven for one hour or until cooked.

Icing:

1 cup evaporated milk
3 egg yolks (only)
1 cup sugar
¼ lb butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
1½ - 2 cups coconut

METHOD:

  • Combine all ingredients except the coconut in pot over med heat.
  • Stir until thick.
  • Remove from heat and stir in coconut.
  • Leave to cool — then ice cake.

— Recipe makes one large cake

Nan says she’s made this cake many times and it’s always a hit with everyone . . . especially the icing.

German chocolate cake . . . with decadent icing

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup yoghurt
200g soft butter
2 level tsp baking soda
3 cups self raising flour
½ tsp salt
¾ cup cocoa
2 tsp coffee dissolved in 1 cup hot water
1½ tsp vanilla essence

METHOD:


• Put all ingredients in a large bowl and beat for about 2-3 minutes until smooth and combined.
• Put into a greased 24cm round cake tin and bake in moderate oven for one hour or until cooked.

Icing:

1 cup evaporated milk
3 egg yolks (only)
1 cup sugar
¼ lb butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
1½ - 2 cups coconut

METHOD:

  • Combine all ingredients except the coconut in pot over med heat.
  • Stir until thick.
  • Remove from heat and stir in coconut.
  • Leave to cool — then ice cake.

— Recipe makes one large cake

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