For my Hubby’s birthday, I got the usual request for German Chocolate cake. However, I did get a slightly unusual request to have it made in time for my husband to bring it to work with him the morning of his birthday (since it was a Friday) so we wouldn’t end up eating the entire thing or at least the majority ourselves.
Honestly, I thought this request a little odd since of course I wanted to sing to Jared on his birthday and usually, we’ve had cake in the evening after dinner. This is why I made him sit and let us sing to him with his cake at 7 am right after the kids woke up and right before he left for work.
Every year I dread the German Chocolate cake request that I know is going to come from my husband (one year I didn’t ask him what he wanted because I knew what he was going to ask and really didn’t want to make German Chocolate). I’m not even sure why he thinks that this is such a good cake. I find that most people’s German Chocolate cakes are too dry and/or have so many nuts that it actually makes the texture too crunchy to pass for a good cake.
I love a fudgy chocolate cake but German has never been my favorite. I actually am allergic to walnuts so I was planning on using pecans except that I realized at the last minute that I had forgotten to pick some up from the store. So I made him the German Chocolate frosting without the pecans and just added more coconut to account for the missing nuts. I also torted it and filled it with chocolate pudding. This made it extra moist and much more decadent than your average German Chocolate.
According to Jared’s co-workers, this is the best German Chocolate cake they’ve ever eaten. I even thought it was good and I don’t like German Chocolate cake ;).