Homemade German Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

CAKE:

  • 1 pkg. (4 oz) Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk

COCONUT-PECAN FROSTING:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter
  • 1 pkg. (7 ounces) coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups pecans, chopped