GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

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Ingredients

1 and 3/4 cups (220g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)

3/4 cup (65g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder

1 and 3/4 cups (350g) granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons espresso powder (optional)*

1/2 cup (120ml) canola or vegetable oil

2 large eggs, at room temperature

3/4 cup (180g) full fat sour cream, at room temperature

1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk, at room temperature*

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup (120ml) hot water or coffee*

Coconut Pecan Filling

1/2 cup (1 stick; 115g) unsalted butter

1 cup (200g) packed light or dark brown sugar

 3 large egg yolks

1 can (8 ounces; 240ml) evaporated milk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

1 cup (125g) chopped pecans

Frosting

use this chocolate buttercream for a naked-style cake

use this chocolate buttercream for frosting the top and sides

optional for garnish: extra toasted pecans and sweetened shredded coconut

 

 

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