Thursday, September 9, 2010
German Chocolate or Bust!
Anyone who knows me also knows that I love to make up my own recipes. For my sister's birthday last week, I was asked to bring a cake. Her fav is German Chocolate.
I have a recipe that uses cream of coconut and is similar to a Jello Poke Cake, so I invented my own variation of that dessert:
1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
2 8-oz Containers Cool Whip
2 cans German Chocolate Frosting
1/4 - 1/2 cup milk
Eggs, oil, water as listed on box
Bake cake as directed in a 9 x 13 inch pan. Open one can German Chocolate frosting, reserving one-third for later. Mix remaining two-thirds frosting with a little milk to thin it down. As cake cools on rack, poke holes all over top with a knife, then pour/spread the thinned frosting mix over the cake. As it melts, spread it around and into the holes.
Mix the reserved one-third can frosting with an 8-oz. container thawed Cool Whip (whipped topping). Set aside. Take a second can of frosting and spread over cake while slightly warm.
When cake is completely cool, spread frosting/Cool Whip mixture over top. Chill for an hour or so. Top it off with another container of plain, thawed Cool Whip or chocolate Cool Whip. Refrigerate overnight.
Optional: Sprinkle toasted coconut, chocolate shavings, pecans over top. I prefer it without any additional.
The cake was a birthday success. I was asked not to lose my recipe, and I heard "YUM-M-M", so I guess that means they liked it!
Happy Birthday to all September birthdays out there. Pleasant dreams of chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!
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