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Subject: german chocolate cake with pudding in recipe?????
Date Posted: 8/19/2008 9:26 AM ET
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My mom use to have an amazing recipe for German chocolate cake that ypu put a box of pudding in.  She loaned the cookbook to someone and never got it back.  Does anyone have a recipe simu;ar to this??

Date Posted: 8/19/2008 10:27 AM ET
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Have you tried Ann Byrn's (the cake mix doctor) website? She has one but it uses canned frosting (yick), this one I found online.

German Chocolate Cake
Makes 1 (8 inch) 3 layer cake

1 (18.25 ounce) package butter cake mix
1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1 cup white sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8 inch round cake pans. Combine the cake mix, instant vanilla pudding, cocoa, buttermilk, vegetable oil and the 3 whole eggs. Mix until blended and pour the batter into the prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cakes test done. Set cakes aside to cool. In a medium sized sauce pan mix the evaporated milk, white sugar, 3 egg yolks and the butter. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is thick. Remove from heat and beat until partially cooled. Beat in the vanilla. Stir in the flaked coconut and the chopped pecans. Use to fill and frost cake. Makes 10 servings

 

Date Posted: 8/19/2008 12:21 PM ET
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That sounds close, It did start with a white cake mix, but you added chocolate instant pudding to it, not vanilla.  Maybe i will change that part and try it!!

Anyone else??

Date Posted: 8/19/2008 1:54 PM ET
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If you add chocolate pudding, it would probably just have a stronger chocolate flavor! Run that one by your mom and see if thats it? Did yours start with a cake mix, too?

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 9:33 PM ET
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Mom says it sounds very close.  She said maybe she could take out the vanilla pudding and cocoa and replace it with chocolate pudding.