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Monday, September 1, 2014

Who's Counting Candles ~ The Chef Celebrates A Birthday






My husband and his twin brother

recently celebrated a significant birthday.





Not saying which one.

Who's counting anyway?





Both these guys requested a

German Chocolate Birthday Cake.

No surprise!

That's what they request every year.





I usually make a traditional German Chocolate,

but this year I made a friend's mother's recipe.

It uses German Chocolate for the icing too.

You'll find a copy of the recipe at the end of the post.

This is a delicious version.

*****




I made the cake, but

this pretty young woman made the birthday

dinner for her dad and uncle.





~  A Pork Crown Roast  ~





~  Twice Baked  ~

~  Japanese Sweet Potatoes  ~




You can find the recipe for this

scrumptous dish here.




~  Arugula Salad  ~




This healthy salad 

included apples and goat cheese.





Dinner is served!




Yum!




Happy Birthday, guys!

Mom's German Chocolate Cake


Icing
1 large can Pet Milk
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter
3 egg yolks
1 pkg. German Chocolate
1 cup or more chopped pecans and coconut

Put first 5 ingredients in a double boiler and cook until thick.  Stir in pecans and coconut before icing cake.  This takes awhile to thicken, so it is important to start the icing before making the cake.

Cake
1 pk. German chocolate
2 cups sugar
2 sticks butter
4 egg yolks
1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour (not quite)
1 cup buttermilk
4 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Cream sugar and butter.  Add egg yolks and beat until light and creamy.  Add dry ingredients and buttermilk alternately to the sugar mixture.  Add vanilla.  Melt German Chocolate in 1/2 cup of hot water.  Pour into the batter and fold in 4 egg whites that have been stiffly beaten.  Bake at 350 until done.  After cake is done, turn onto a platter and pour hot icing over the hot cake.



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