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Old 01-27-2009, 11:35 AM   #1
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German Chocolate Cake

My attempt at German's Chocolate Cake (With assistance from Aunt Peggy)
Recipe right off the Baker's Box. Followed Exactly!!!
The volume of the batter was more than I thought would fit in the pans.
It did fit however, but after baking the cake was even with or slightly below the edge of the pan...Grrrrrr!! Why did this happen????

It tasted awesome, and the cake was very tender with a delicate texture!


PS ...Don'tcha be laughin at my icing job




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Old 01-27-2009, 11:45 AM   #2
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That looks yummy! That's how my mom makes her German Chocolate Cake for mine and my Dad's birthday (I was his birthday present and also had a love of German Chocolate cake). Mom would triple the icing and Dad and I would split the icing bowl up between the two of us after mom finished putting the icing/frosting thing on (it's not exactly icing or frosting, I can't think of what it's called...it has completely slipped my mind. We were born the same day and the same month, just different years. He was born in 1926 and I was born in 1958. My parents had 3 other kids and they all prefered a Huge Angel Food Cake (white) with triple the layer of chocolate icing around it. Boy were they bouncing off the walls, and the icing was always the first to disappear off the cake. The little hooligans were forever tearing off the icing just to eat the icing.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:54 AM   #3
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Your cake looks delicious, Bob. It's not supposed to be a light cake...I think you did fine.
That's also some very nice looking china and silver you have there.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:17 PM   #4
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UB - you are killing me. It looks wonderful!
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:34 PM   #5
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Looks delicious!!
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:41 PM   #6
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I just wonder where the chocolate is.... I have to go and search recipes...
Looks good, UB ;o)
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:19 PM   #7
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OMG -- that is CRAVABLE!

I'm a weird one in that I hate chocolate but I love the Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate Cake.

I could eat that whole thing right here in my office with some milk. In about 15 minutes.

The original Baker's factory -- the first in the US is only blocks from my house. It's condos now.

History of Dorchester, MA
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:23 PM   #8
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I just wonder where the chocolate is.... I have to go and search recipes...
Looks good, UB ;o)
This is the recipe per Kraft foods - Distributor of Baker's German's Chocolate.
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My attempt at German's Chocolate Cake (With assistance from Aunt Peggy)
Recipe right off the Baker's Box. Followed Exactly!!!
The volume of the batter was more than I thought would fit in the pans.
It did fit however, but after baking the cake was even with or slightly below the edge of the pan...Grrrrrr!! Why did this happen????

It tasted awesome, and the cake was very tender with a delicate texture!


PS ...Don'tcha be laughin at my icing job




That looks fine, UB! I'd love to have a slice of that cake.
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OMG -- that is CRAVABLE!

I'm a weird one in that I hate chocolate but I love the Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate Cake.

I could eat that whole thing right here in my office with some milk. In about 15 minutes.

The original Baker's factory -- the first in the US is only blocks from my house. It's condos now.

History of Dorchester, MA
In that case, I know almost exactly where you live. hmmm I thought the Bakers factory was inside the Milton city limits. No?
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