German Chocolate Cake


1 pkg (4oz) German sweet Chocolate
1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup butter, unwhipped
2 cups sugar
4 eggs yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 sifted Swans Down Cake Flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
4 egg whites, stiffly beaten


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt chocolate in boiling wate and set aside to cool. With a mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add yolks one at a time, beating well after each. Blend in vanilla and cooled chocolate. Sift flour with soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to chocolate mixture, beating after each addition until smooth. Fold in beaten egg whites.

Pour into three 9 inch pans that have been greased and floured. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Bake 2 layers first; then the remaining layer. Cool (Bake only on center rack in oven). Frost only the tops of the layers.

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