During the last week several slicers have posted about baking or cooking. There was stew and chicken. Soup and chocolate chip cookies. Yes, food grabs my attention.
It got me to thinking that I haven’t done any baking in quite a while and I was hungry for something sweet. So, yesterday I decided to head to the kitchen and whip something up. I do have many recipes that I have made many times and always enjoyed. However, none of them appealed to me. I wanted something chocolatey. but not just a plain chocolate cake. I wanted something with coconut, but not a coconut cake.
I decided on a variation of a chocolate cake with a coconut frosting – a German Chocolate Cake. Trouble is, I had never made one so this was going to be a first. I started out by checking the recipe and gathering all of the ingredients. After all, I couldn’t make the cake if I didn’t have all that I needed and I hadn’t yet shoveled out the cat from Saturday’s snow storm.
I have all that I need so now it is on to measuring out amounts.
Now, let’s get things mixed and into the pan. The directions called for 8″ or 9″ cake pans. I wanted to use a 9 x 13″ pan. The batter looked really good, almost like a chocolate mousse. I adjusted the baking time for my pan choice.
As the cake cooled it was on to the frosting. If I were being honest, I made this cake not because I wanted the cake but because I wanted the topping.
After it cooled it was time to layer it on top of the cake.
All that is left now is to cut a piece and enjoy.
Delicious, if I must say so myself.