German Chocolate Cake

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.

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27 thoughts on “German Chocolate Cake

  1. I knew this had to be David’s recipe b/c mine looked just like this when I made it (but with 4 layers). I agree, to die for! So you did win the bake-off right? P.S. I’m also an all-or-nothing person which is why I’m always either eating like a pig or on a strict diet to lose the pounds I gained eating like a pig. LOL!

  2. Carissa, I love reading your blogs! Thank you so much for sharing! Love, Judie
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    • You could certainly see your eshsutianm in the paintings you write. The arena hopes for more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to mention how they believe. All the time go after your heart. We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory. by Bern Williams.

  3. Oh baby – that looks so decadently, rich and positively sinful! Wish I had a giant slice right now! I’m the same as you – extremely obsessive, constantly writing myself notes or else I’d forget everything, and am insane about being on time. It definitely runs in my family (I blame my dad and his side of the family). When it produces something as fabulous as this cake though, it’s not such a bad thing ;)

      • Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rtaehr sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

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