I am making a German Chocolate Cake for my FIL's X-mas Party. I want it to really " POP" and make something besides the same German chocolate cake with Pecan/Coconut Frosting.
Does anyone have any ideas for some type of extra filling maybe, that will go with German Chocolate??
You can make is a GChoc "cream" cake by using a mousse inside too... coconut, chocolate, or maybe butter pecan? (you can use coffee syrups to flavor)
Gourmet magazine did a great version of a German chocolate cake a few years ago. It was the same cake and they used a toasted coconut and caramel filling, along with toasted pecans. The caramel was made by caramelizing two cans of sweetened condensed milk; there is a recipe on CC for the method. The cake was filled with the coconut/pecan filling and covered in chocolate ganache. It was delicious and made a great presentation, as well.
My first thought is why would anyone want to improve upon perfection. And then, if you change it, is it still "German Chocolate?" A cake made using german chocolate... now, that's different altogether. If I were changing things up, I'd like to try a hazelnut mousse and a bitter/sweet chocolate ganache...
" Win" yes, you are right....why try to improve perfection!! (LOL) BUT....this is a family X-mas, and most of the time, I am in charge of the deserts. I usually make a German Chocolate every year...or a Red Velvet, and I wanted to do something a little different, yet still stick with tradition!!
Thanks for the answers everyone!