Saturday, September 22, 2012

German Chocolate Cake

This is the most gorgeous German Chocolate Cake I've ever seen!

German Chocolate Cake is definitely in my top ten favorite cakes and I have made it often for a special occasion or a weekday treat.  

By all means, use your chocolate cake from scratch recipe if you like, but for convenience, I love the semi-homemade idea of using a cake mix for the cake.  

The frosting in this recipe is homemade and sounds yummy . . . you can make it easier on yourself if you want to use canned frosting, which I have found to be awesome.  But I think I will be making my own frosting just to test out the recipe!

In my opinion, the gorgeous presentation makes this recipe super special, as well as the awesomeness of a German Chocolate Cake, whether you make it homemade, semi-homemade or totally from a box mix and canned frosting.  When I use the canned frosting, I always buy two cans to make it extra special . . . don't forget the chocolate frosting for embellishing!

The photo and recipe source is Mr. Food, who never lets me down.

  • (18.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix, prepared according to package directions
  • (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup canned chocolate frosting
  1. Bake cake according to package directions for 2 (9-inch) round cake pans. Let cool.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sweetened condensed milk, butter, and vanilla. Cook about 5 minutes, or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in pecans and coconut.
  3. Place one cooled cake layer flat side down on a serving platter. Spread half the coconut mixture on top. Top with second cake layer and remaining coconut mixture.
  4. In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave frosting 10 to 15 seconds, or until slightly thin. Drizzle over top and sides of cake. Store cake in refrigerator.

Source:  Mr. Food's website 


Catherine said...

Dear Gina, This is one of my top ten favorites too. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

Gina Alfani said...

One can never go wrong with German Chocolate Cake :)))

Blessings to you too Catherine!!!

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