Saturday, February 21, 2015

Saturday Spotlight #8: German Chocolate Cake.

I know quite a few people who consider German Chocolate cake their favorite cake, including both my husband and a friend we had over for dinner last night. Our guest's birthday is tomorrow, so deciding what to make for dessert yesterday was easy.



The recipe I use to make German Chocolate cake is unusual, and always such a hit that I have chosen to “shine my Saturday Spotlight” on it today!



A dear friend has given my husband and me a subscription to a cooking magazine every year since we have been married - first Gourmet, until it was no longer published, and most recently Fine Cooking.  I have discovered many good recipes from these magazines over the years. When I saw the Inside-Out German Chocolate Cake recipe published in the March 2000 edition, I knew I had to make it for my husband's upcoming birthday.  I have made it nearly every year since!



This recipe differs from the traditional German chocolate cake, as the cake is coated in a thick fudgey semi-sweet ganache. The toasted-coconut and pecans in homemade caramelized filling is delicious enough
to make even a traditional German Chocolate purist swoon. This recipe is somewhat labor intensive to make - but well worth every minute, especially if the baker is able to later have a slice!

I follow the recipe in my original issue of Gourmet magazine exactly.  It is not my own to share, so rather than write the recipe in this post, I am providing you with a link. You can now find the recipe (same wording as it when published by Gourmet magazine) at Epicuriousby clicking here.





Here are some of the photos I took while baking yesterday:






This cake is very rich. It is best when served with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream, and milk or coffee.     


What is your favorite cake?

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12 comments :

  1. This cake is beautiful!!! I'm not a big fan of coconut, so I don't usually choose German Chocolate cake - but this looks awfully good!

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    1. Unfortunately - it is too good... and there is quite a bit left. I am trying to ignore it!

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  2. Susan's brother-in-law's favorite cake is also German Chocolate!

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    1. Susan's brother-in-law should find his way to Montana ... if he let's her know with enough advance warning, she just might make this for him!

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  3. Wow that is a lovely cake and it looks delicious as well! My husband adores German Chocolate so I will definitely try this out!

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    1. I hope you like the cake if you try it Jennifer - different than traditional German Chocolate, but it has always been a hit!

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  4. Looks good enough to eat! Might just have to try it out but when a lot of people are here to eat it. Otherwise I would be my "own worst enemy"!

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    1. I know what you mean Lynn! That is why I made the cake when we were having company, instead of waiting for my husband's birthday this year!

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  5. There are left overs? Wonder if the border would take issue with a shipment ...

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    1. By the time I saw this comment Kelly, it has all been devoured! Maybe next time!

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  6. I have to pin this to make for my brother! I am getting caught up. I haven't been getting your posts by email lately so I am wondering if maybe you made some changes or something? I signed up again so I should start getting them again. I'll let you know if I don't!

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    1. Hmmm. Wonder why you haven't been getting my posts Rena? I did cut back from publishing 6 days a week to just 4. I will have to look in to it. I hope your brother likes the cake!

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