Clara's White German Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 4 (1 ounce) squares white chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ½ cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 4egg whites
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 (9 inch) pans. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the yolks one at a time, then stir in the melted chocolate and vanilla.Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Stir in the nuts and coconut.

  • Step 3

    In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Divide batter into prepared pans.

  • Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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