Diane's German Chocolate Cake

Course : Cakes
Serves: 12
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This is much easier than your oldfashioned scratch recipes and it tastes just as good.


1 package butter cake mix (18.25 ounce)
1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
1/3 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Cup buttermilk
1/3 Cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
12 ounce evaporated milk
1 Cup white sugar
1 Cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large egg yolks
1/2 Cup butter
1 Cup flaked coconut

Preparation / Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 8 inch round cake pans.

2. Combine the cake mix, instant pudding, cocoa, buttermilk, vegetable oil and the 3 whole eggs. Mix until blended and pour the batter into the prepared pans.

3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until the cakes test done. Set cakes aside to cool.

4. In a medium sized sauce pan mix the evaporated milk, white sugar, 3 egg yolks and the butter. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is thick. Remove from heat and beat until partially cooled. Beat in the vanilla. Stir in the flaked coconut and the chopped pecans. Use to fill and frost cake.

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