Obsessive-ness runs in my family; my dad has a strict punctuality requirement, my mom swears by post-its and agendas, and my sister combines all of the above. Thanks to them, I have a lot in common with Guy Pearce, who claims that his “problem is [that he’s] an addictive personality“, for I too “can’t have one cup of coffee… or just one piece of chocolate cake.” Being slightly compulsive certainly has its benefits and its drawbacks, but because I’m an all-or-nothing person, at least I can fully commit myself to any undertaking. And, since I’m also a Taurus, I’m even more resolute; there’s no stopping me once I’ve set my mind on something! Thus, here’s the dessert of the week: a fantastic German Chocolate Cake! I made this cake because my friend challenged me to a bake-off, so of course I was intent on winning gold with this outrageous chocolate layer cake! The chocolate cake was rich and moist and the milk chocolate frosting was so smooth and delicious! But, the coconut-pecan caramel topping is what made this cake so incredibly amazing (I especially loved it because caramel is my favorite sweet)! This cake is to-die-for, especially because “Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate“! Enjoy!!!
Recipe: German Chocolate Cake
***NOTE: For a simpler version, assemble this cake using store-bought ingredients: 1 chocolate cake mix, 2 milk chocolate frostings, 1 coconut-pecan frosting, and some toasted coconut for decoration.