German Chocolate Snacking Cake

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German Chocolate Snacking Cake

German Chocolate Snacking Cake


  • 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour divided
  • vegetable cooking spray
  • 2 egg whites lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons nonfat buttermilk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 tablespoons reduce


  • Combine 1/4 cup flour and brown sugar in a small bowl; cut in margarine with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add coconut and pecans; stir well. Set aside.

    Combine remaining 1 1/4 cups flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; stir well. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine buttermilk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and egg whites in a bowl; add to dry ingredients. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.

    Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Spoon batter in and top with pecan mixture. Bake at 350° F for 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on wire rack. Yield: 9 servings (about 239 calories per 2 1/2-inch square; cut size allows for some shrinkage of cake in pan).

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