Sunday, May 3, 2009

Belated German Chocolate Birthday Cake






Dear Blog,

I'm soo sorry I haven't written in awhile.  Its just that work has been so crazy, and while I am still cooking a lot, I just haven't had time to upload photos and stuff like that.

I promise...I'll never go this long again.

Love,

Mel


Ahem....okay now that I have that out of the way.  I really have been working non-stop, and while my wonderful husband is cooking dinner for us tonight, I am taking advantage by uploading pictures of the German Chocolate Cake I made him for his birthday last week.



Okay, the post is belated, the cake was not.  I haven't been that busy!

So when I asked Joe what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday he said he wanted German Chocolate cake and I happily agreed.  Umm...this is kind of a difficult cake to make I had no idea.  Difficult in that there are a lot of different steps and very time consuming (it took me 3 solid hours from beginning to end).

That aside - it is SO WORTH the effort.  This cake is so rich, moist and delicious.  

I used this recipe from David Lebovitz's blog.  His recipe was fantastic - the only change I would make the next time is to the icing.  It didn't thicken up like it should have.  I'm not sure if I did something wrong, but I would probably use the chocolate ganache recipe from Smitten Kitchen that I used for my Irish Car Bomb cupcakes, since I didn't have any problems with that recipe.

I ended up adding powdered sugar to get it to thicken.

Still, everything was fantastic and I can't wait to make this again.

Actually, maybe I'll ask Joe to make it for my birthday : )

1 comment:

  1. This looks great. My husband is requesting a German chocolate cake for his birthday and if my oven is actually fixed in time, I'll definitely give this recipe a try.

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