8.09.2010

Happy Birthday Decadence

I'm planning to make my famed German Chocolate Cake for my father-in-law, whose birthday is Thursday. Ok, so it's not really MY recipe. It's Baker's chocolate's recipe. But I seem to get the kudos from those folks whose mouths the bites melt in. I'm going to take a bit of the credit.

Here's the recipe. It's online everywhere and printed on the sweet chocolate box. Kraft's all too keen on handing it out to just anyone, so I'm not revealing any trade secrets. And it's really a rather fussy recipe, so good luck if you try it. Lining the pans. Separating eggs. Standing over a bubbling brew of sticky sweetness stirring constantly for 20 minutes. If it didn't taste so divine, I might get cranky. However, the end result is worth it. And then some.


Original BAKER'S GERMAN'S Sweet Chocolate Cake


prep time
30 min
total time
2 hr
makes
16 servings
recipe by: kraft

1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKER'S GERMAN'S Sweet Chocolate
1/2 cup Water
4 Eggs, separated
2 cups Flour
1 tsp. Baking soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 cup Butter, softened
2 cups Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 cup Buttermilk

Coconut-Pecan Filling and Frosting (I'll have to find that recipe and add it later)

HEAT oven to 350°F.

COVER bottoms of 3 (9-inch) round pans with waxed paper; spray sides with cooking spray. Microwave chocolate and water in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 to 2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1 min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.

BEAT egg whites in small bowl with mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form; set aside. Mix flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Blend in melted chocolate and vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating until well blended after each addition.

ADD egg whites; stir gently until well blended. Pour into prepared pans.

BAKE 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Immediately run small spatula around cakes in pans. Cool cakes in pans 15 min.; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Spread Coconut-Pecan Filling and Frosting between cake layers and onto top of cake.

1 comment:

Tom Myler said...

Wow, it sounds wonderful, Amy! And it just made my stomach growl: At the risk of jinxing myself, I just started the South Beach Diet -- again. This summer's been killer, weight-wise. Too hot to get out and do anything, so I've stayed inside in the A/C and eaten. And eaten. And eaten...