Grandma Bessie Dare’s White German Chocolate Cake

4 oz. white chocolate

1/2 cup boiling water

1 C. butter

2 C. sugar

2 C. flour

4 egg yolks unbeaten

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. vanilla

1 C. buttermilk

4 egg whits beaten


Preheat oven to 350. Line pan with wax paper and grease and flour. Bake for 30-40 minutes. If you use 3 round 9″ pans remove from pans after cake is done. Melt white chocolate in boinling water. Set aside to cool. Cream butter and sugar. Add yolks one at a time, add chocolate mixture and vanilla. Sift together flour, sugar, soda. Add aternatly flour mixture and buttermilk to chocolate mixture. Fold in egg whites.


1 C. evaporated milk

1 C. sugar

3 egg yolks

1/2 C. butter

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 C flaked coconut

1 C. pecans

Mix all together except coconut and pecans. Cook in sauce pan for 12 minutes stiring constantly until thickened. Add coconut and pecans. Beat until thick. Spread on top of cake.