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German Chocolate-Nut Cake

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 30 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins
German Chocolate-Nut Cake
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  cups  broken pecans
  • 3/4  cup  sugar
  • 1/3  cup  coarsely chopped sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/4  cup  Dutch processed or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 5  eggs
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  vanilla
  •  Toasted Coconut-Pecan Caramel Sauce (recipe follows)
Directions

1. Grease a 9x1-1/2-inch round cake pan; line bottom with waxed paper. Grease waxed paper; set pan aside. In a blender or food processor, combine pecans, sugar, chopped chocolate, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda. Cover; blend or process till nuts are ground. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend or process till nearly smooth.

2. Spread nut mixture in the prepared pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 30 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near center of cake comes out clean.

3. Remove from oven. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan; cool completely on wire rack.

4. To serve, cut into 16 wedges. Place 1 wedge on each dessert plate, drizzle with sauce. Place another wedge on top at a different angle. Drizzle with more sauce. Makes 8 servings.

Toasted Coconut-Pecan Caramel Sauce

Yield: 1-1/2 cups
Stand 15 hrs
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  flaked coconut
  • 1/2  cup  chopped pecans
  • 1 12 1/4 ounce jar  caramel ice cream topping (room temperature)
Directions

1. Spread coconut and pecans in a thin layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake the coconut and nuts in a 350 degree F oven for 6 to 8 minutes or till the coconut is toasted and the nuts are golden brown, stirring once or twice. Remove from oven. In a medium bowl, stir together caramel ice cream topping (room temperature), coconut and pecans. Serve immediately or heat slightly in microwave before serving. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (German Chocolate-Nut Cake)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 526,
  • Fat, total (g) 28,
  • chol. (mg) 133,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 63,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 8,
  • vit. A (IU) 194,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 269,
  • calcium (mg) 121,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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