A sweet cake for the German.
Yesterday I endeavored to make my very first German's Sweet Chocolate Cake. "German's Sweet Chocolate Cake" was what was requested, so I figured I had better make exactly that.
I did some research on the Joy of Baking site,and I learned quite a bit about the cake. I decided not to go with her recipe, though, because she didn't actually use German's sweet chocolate in her cake. Go figure.
(Somewhere during the process I obviously had to check in with my dear friend Alton, but surprisingly he wasn't much help with this particular recipe.)
So...I did a little more searching and came across Kraft's website, which boasted the "Original Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate Cake." Can't go wrong with going straight from the source. I went with it.
I'm really quite proud of myself. I think this is one of the more involved scratch cakes that I've done, and I made it without a hitch (with the added difficulty level of a three year-old insisting on helping). :)
Here's the icing. I wish you could smell it. YUM.
Here's the finished product. My only regret is that the bottom layer balked a little bit coming out of the pan, and therefore had some not-so-perfect marks on the side. (According to what I read, a real German's chocolate cake does not have the sides iced.)
Happy birthday, DadZ!