Wednesday, September 29, 2010

German Chocolate Cake, For Goodness Sake!

Sorry for the sporadic posting I am having serious Internet issues and I don't think they are fixed yet. Canning and a failed sewing project have kept me away also. This weekend is our youngest sons birthday and he has requested German Chocolate cake. So I thought I would share a recipe that I have been tweaking for a couple of years and it is pretty well perfection, or at least in my mind.

This cake is moist and dense and delivers that sweet chocolate taste that is sure to please. The coconut pecan topping is a big hit in this family too. Roll up your sleeves because this will be worth the extra work.

German Chocolate Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two 9 inch cake pans and set aside.

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sour cream
4 large eggs
4 oz melted and cooled German chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup butter softened
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add milk,sour cream, eggs,butter and vanilla. Mix on low till well combined. Stir in melted chocolate ans increase mixer speed to medium for 10 minutes. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

1 12 oz can of evaporated milk
4 egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup of butter or margarine
2 2/3 cup coconut
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Beat eggs milk and vanilla till blended. Add sugar and butter. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes till thickened. Remove from heat and stir in coconut and pecans. Top each layer and stack layers.

This is really the easiest and flavorful of all the German Chocolate cake recipes I have tried. Do you have a fabulous recipe to share? I love new ideas. I am preparing a post on the Brava Rooster for next weeks Table Scape Thursday. It is going to be simple so the Rooster's can shine. Mikasa really has made a beautiful rooster. Make sure you stop by to visit Anita at Far Above Rubies and marvel at her amazing photography plus she sews amazing linens for her table scape's. Don't forget to attend Table scape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Prepare to be amazed by these ladies!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend. Happy 14Th Birthday to my youngest son Nolan, I am officially looking up to him now. Where has the time gone?

1 comment:

Esme said...

This cake looks delicious-PS I have a chocolate giveaway going on at my blog-given you like chocolate.