You are here: Home » Recipes » Southern Sweet Chocolate Southern Sweet Chocolate Recipe by American Profile Yield 9 servings A crunchy, coconut, chocolate cake, topped with whipped cream PrintEmail "This is always a favorite with our family, especially at holiday times. I find the texture is unique, as it is not a pudding or a cake." Ingredients 1 (4-ounce) bar German sweet chocolate1/4 cup butter or margarine1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk1 1/2 cups sugar3 tablespoons cornstarch1/4 teaspoon salt2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla1 cup flaked coconut3/4 cup chopped pecans Whipped cream or whipped topping Instructions Preheat oven to 375F. Melt chocolate and butter in saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Add evaporated milk. Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in a bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla and add to chocolate mixture. Mix coconut and pecans in separate bowl. Pour chocolate mixture into 8-inch square pan. Sprinkle with coconut and pecan mixture. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 55 minutes. Cool in refrigerator. When ready to serve, top with whipped cream or whipped topping. Serves 9. Tips From Our Test Kitchen: This dessert holds together in a square but is on the gooey side. Fresh berries and whipped cream on top round out the flavor and texture. Recipe by Arletta Slocum, Venice, Fla.