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German Chocolate Disaster.

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I like recipes— love them in fact!  I usually prefer to create my own recipes, but once in awhile someone will recommend a recipe so highly that I simply have to try it.  This was the case with this german chocolate cake.  It is from allrecipes.com and you can click here to get the original recipe.  The friend who recommended it (Spencer) is a chef and literally everything he makes is amazing– so here goes:

The cake is incredibly time consuming in my opinion….MUCH too time consuming for a blog called EASYbaked anyway 🙂 ….I made this crazy from-scratch cake and had all three pans stick (I should have added a circle of parchment paper to the bottoms….) and fall apart.

only two 1/2 layers were useable- saved the rest for a trifle

The recipe involves separating eggs and whipping into stiff peaks and melting german chocolate and adding buttermilk and cake flour…….yeah- buy a german chocolate cake mix– the cake was good- probably one of the best scratch cakes I’ve made- but it was not quick or easy….your call 🙂 .  The icing, on the other hand, was TO DIE for!  I will never buy German chocolate frosting again— easy and quick and soooooo good!!    so….

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 German chocolate cake mix (with oil and water to make according to box) -or be brave and make it from scratch (it is really yummy)- remember the parchment paper!!!
  • FROSTING:
  • 1c. sugar
  • 1c. evaporated milk
  • 1/2c. butter
  • 3 egg yolks (beaten)
  • 1 1/3c. flaked coconut
  • 1c. finely chopped pecans.
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • GANACHE:
  • 1/4c. whipping cream
  • 1/2c. semisweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

  • Prepare cake mix as directed, baking in two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans (or make cupcakes even— the star of this show is the icing!)
  • FROSTING :  In saucepan combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and egg yolks.  Cook over low heat (stir constantly!) until this thickens considerably (took me about 8 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and stir in pecans and coconut.
  • Chill until thick enough to spread.
  • Slice each cake in half, forming 2 layers.
  • Layer cake with icing.
  • GANACHE: Heat whipping cream in a small saucepan until bubbling at edges (about 30 seconds).  Add chocolate chips, cover and allow to sit for 5 minutes.  Stir until smooth.  Pour over top of cake and allow this to drizzle down the sides.
  • ENJOY!!!

YUM!

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About Ruthanne

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing! www.easybaked.net

11 responses »

  1. Mess up or not, I’d still have a huge piece! And not to be nice.:)

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  2. This looks so good reminds me of my childhood during Christmas. have to make this during the holidays.

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  3. German chocolate cake used to be a dessert that you would see so often at a restaurant when I was growing up in Texas. I think the cake was so popular because Texas has so native pecan trees. To me, it is one of the most decadent cakes that you can eat. Sorry you had problems with it sticking but it still looks delicious to me.

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  4. Anytime you pour frosting over something it’is got to be good

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  6. In one of my pastry classes we use a similar German Chocolate Cake Icing and we recently made a batch and used it as filling for Danishes! It was SOOOO good. When you make this icing from scratch you’ll immediately want new ways to use it b/c it’s super yummy!

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