The Freshman Cook: German Chocolate Bundt Cake/#BundtBakers

It is cold, windy and icy outside, but it is warm, toasty, and sweet smelling inside! This German Chocolate Bundt Cake is the reason. The aroma coming from the oven is sensational, and the sweet milk chocolate baked in the cake is tasty and heavenly! This classic cake is topped with chocolate butter frosting and drizzled with a gooey pecan coconut topping. This cake, made in a double layer, from a mix, was a staple in my house when I was growing up. 4 ounces Sweet Baking Chocolate 1/2 cup Water 1 1/2 cups Flour 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda 1 cup Sugar 3/4 cup Butter, softened 3 Eggs 1 teaspoon Vanilla 3/4 cup Buttermilk

Chocolate Butter Frosting

1/3 cup Butter, softened 4 cups sifted Powdered Sugar 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1/4 cups Milk 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla

Coconut Pecan Frosting

1 Egg 2/3 cup Evaporated Milk 2/3 cup Sugar 1/4 cup Butter 1 1/3 cup Coconut Flakes 1/2 cup Pecans, chopped small Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the chocolate and water in a pan and cook over low heat until the chocolate is melted. Beat your sugar and butter until fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat on medium speed for one minute.  Beat in the melted chocolate.
Add the buttermilk and flour mixture alternately to the mix until combined. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven, take a toothpick around the edge of the cake, and let cool. Make your frosting by creaming the butter, until it is fluffy. Add the powdered sugar, chocolate, milk and vanilla. Mix together. Make the coconut pecan frosting by putting your egg, evaporated milk, sugar and butter. Cook for 12 minutes over medium heat until thick. Remove from heat and stir in the coconut and the pecans. Cover and let cool. Pipe chocolate frosting on the cake and top it with the chocolate pecan frosting. Garnish with a whole pecan. Enjoy your sweet treat!
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Thank you to Terri from Love and Confections for hosting this month!

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