1 pkg. Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate
1/2 c. boiling water
1 c. butter or other shortening
2 c. sugar
4 egg yolks, unbeaten
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. Swans Down Sifted Cake Flour
1 c. buttermilk
4 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Melt chocolate in boiling water. Cool. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time and beat well after each. Add melted chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Sift together salt, soda, and flour. Add alternately with buttermilk to chocolate mixture, beating well. Beat until smooth. Fold in beaten egg whites. Pour into three 8 or 9 inch cake layer pans, lined on bottoms with paper. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for 30 to 40 minutes; cool. Frost tops only. --COCONUT PECAN FROSTING:--

1 c. evaporated milk
1 c. sugar
3 egg yolks
1/4 lb. margarine
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine all ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 12 minutes. Add 1 1/3 cups Baker's Angel Flake Coconut and 1 cup chopped pecans. Beat until thick enough to spread. Makes 2 2/3 cups.