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This layered German Chocolate Cake is irresistible. With its decadent chocolate flavor, luscious coconut-pecan filling, and smooth chocolate frosting, this classic dessert is a true delight.
Preheat the oven and prepare cake pans with parchment paper and baking spray.
Melt German sweet chocolate with water in a saucepan, then let it cool slightly. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
In a mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, and egg yolks until creamy. Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Add flour mixture and buttermilk to the batter, mixing until smooth. Fold in whipped egg whites.
Divide batter among pans and bake for 30 minutes. Let cakes cool in pans for 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Layer with German chocolate coconut-pecan frosting.
For the Frosting: In a saucepan, combine evaporated milk, sugar, butter, egg yolks, and vanilla extract. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened (around 12 minutes).
Remove from heat and stir in sweetened shredded coconut and chopped pecans. Let the frosting cool slightly before using.