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.
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 : )