It was my sweeties birthday yesterday and of course I asked him what kind of cake he wanted, anything at all. We had been watching the Food Network a few days before and Bobby Flay was making an incredible German chocolate cake and he said THATS MY CAKE! ... oh boy. I had no idea what went into making this decadent treat. It is certainly lots of steps if you want it to be completely home-made... but let me tell you, it was worth it. The cake itself came out SO moist and fluffy and the coconut/pecan frosting was a sweet buttery glaze. I finished off the cake with an easy chocolate ganache, some toasted coconut and pecans to decorate.
Total Time: around 2 hours, i took my time.
FOR THE CAKE:
FOR THE COCONUT PECAN FROSTING:
FOR THE CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
FOR THE CAKE:
FOR THE FROSTING:
At this point, you can leave it as it is, its going to taste amazing! However, it was my guy's birthday and he likes rich chocolatey-ness so I decided to make a ganache.
DIRECTIONS FOR GANACHE:
I then set the oven to 400 degrees and laid out some coconut flakes on a cookie sheet. I baked that for about 10 minutes until the coconut started to brown.
To finish off the cake, top it with the coconut flakes and decorate the top edges of the cake with pecans. Wowowowow... so rich and amazing. Careful with the sugar coma, we were definitely in one! Make sure to have some milk handy to wash this all down with! Enjoy xoxo
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